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Swallow-tailed Moth
Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1922 / 70.243
Photo © Dave Appleton,  08/07/2012 - Bawdeswell

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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
04/07/2020328TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
04/07/2020228TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
04/07/2020128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
04/07/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
04/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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