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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 109 (78%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 22-30mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Broadleaved woody plants, Hawthorn, Blackthorn etc
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
03/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
02/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
02/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
02/08/20192VC40 - ShropshireSO69

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