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1922 Swallow-tailed Moth, Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

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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)

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Crawley, 04 vii 2015 Photo: Elliot Dowding

Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

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