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Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Swallow-tailed Moth
70.2430 (B&F: 1922)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Ennominae
        »Tribe: Ourapterygini

A resident species, occurring sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in woods and bushy places and is occasionally common. Probably generally distributed, but local in numbers. Double brooded, the first flying mainly from mid June to mid August, then, (in the south), again from mid September to mid November. The larvae feed on ivy, privet, hawthorn, elder, cotoneaster, bramble, sloe and honeysuckle. (Pratt 2011)

Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crawley, 04 vii 2015
Photo: Elliot Dowding
Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon Valley, 14 x 2017
Photo: Mike Snelling
Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nr. Battle, 14 vii 2018
Photo: Mark Donnellan
Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Female
Crowborough, 02 x 2018
Photo: Charles Waters
Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Herstmonceux, 05 xi 2018
Photo: Mike Mullis
Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon, 17 vi 2020
Photo: John Christleib
Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hastings, 25 vi 2020
Photo: Angela Bogie
Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Steyning, 09 vii 2013
Photo: Olly Ellis
Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Climping, 25 vii 2008
Photo: Matthew Sennitt

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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