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Swallow-tailed Moth
Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1922 / 70.243
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  12/07/2012 - Stow Bardolph

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 22-30mm.
Flight: 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 67 (97%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/10/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
20/10/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
01/08/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
31/07/2020+28TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
31/07/2020127TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
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