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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
04/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
03/07/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
03/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
03/07/2020227TG20 - Norwich
03/07/2020127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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