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The Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria) is a moth in the Geometrid family.

This species is unmistakable, being pale lemon coloured when frshly emerged, and becoming whiter

Ourapteryx sambucaria ~ Swallowtailed Moth

Swallow-tailed Moth ~

as it ages. Hindwing has small tail, with two dark brown dots at base. There are two crosslines on the wings. This species has a wingspan of 40-50mm.

This species flies from June-August, and is sometimes disturbed by day.

The Larvea feed on a number of trees and shru

Swallow-tailed Moth TL

When the Swallow-tailed Moth is active

bs, but are most often on Ivy.