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Swallow-tailed Moth
Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  12/07/2012 - Stow Bardolph

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 22-30mm.
Season: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved woody plants. Hawthorn, Blackthorn etc.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Common and widespread.

Unmistakable large, pale lemon yellow moth, with diagnostic pointed tail on hindwing.

Recorded in 68 (99%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/06/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
20/06/2019127TG20 - Norwich
20/06/2019128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
19/06/2019128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
17/06/2019127TG20 - Norwich
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