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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 68 (92%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/11/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
29/09/2021127TM27 - Brockdish
31/08/20211127TG33 - Bacton
20/08/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
07/08/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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