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Swallow-tailed Moth
Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1922 / 70.243
Photo © Ken Palmer,  (digitised by G. Follows) ventral view

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

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/07/2019127TM18 - Diss
27/07/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
26/07/2019127TG20 - Norwich
25/07/2019127TG20 - Norwich
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