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Swallow-tailed Moth
Ourapteryx sambucaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1922 / 70.243
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Yorkshire Status: Common and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A moth of woods and gardens and in some areas, such as the Wolds, almost restricted to the latter habitat (PQW pers. comm.). Recorded frequently in vice-counties 62 to 64 but slightly less in VC61 and VC65 where there is generally less woodland.

2012 (CHF): Continues to be common and widespread with no recent changes in numbers or range.

Recorded in 161 (81%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 22-30mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Many broadleaved woody plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/09/2023164SE33 - Leeds
18/08/2023163SE40 - Goldthorpe
15/08/2023162TA08 - Scarborough
12/08/2023163SK49 - Rotherham
12/08/2023162TA08 - Scarborough
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