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70.243 ~ 1922 ~ Swallow-tailed Moth ~ Ourapteryx sambucaria
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 50-62mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, parks, gardens and urban areas.


A wide range of woody plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva in crevices on the bark. Larva late August-early June. Pupates in a loose cocoon on the foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 10th July 2010, Morben ISAF