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|Swallow-tailed Moth Ourapteryx sambucaria|
Distribution and Abundance: Common.
Primary Habitat: General occurrence.
Flight Period: Almost entirely single brooded in July with a few moths appearing as a very partial second generation in the autumn.
Observations: Recently the incidence of moths appearing in the autumn has increased markedly. I have recorded singletons at light in September and October in five out of the last ten years in my own garden. Historically, this has always been a rare occurrence in the county with records only from 1945 and 1947.
L.O.N.: 1907. Many localities. Common.
First Record: 1858, Green.