Geometridae : Ennominae
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Swallow-tailed Moth
Ourapteryx sambucaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1922 / 70.243

A common species across the region.

A species of woods, scrub, hedgerows, park and gardens.

Overwinters as a larva, adults come readily to lighted windows as well as to light traps.

Recorded in 116 (83%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 22-30mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Broadleaved woody plants, Hawthorn, Blackthorn etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
31/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
31/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
30/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
30/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84

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