Swallow-tailed moth

Description
This moth was collected by Alexander Baynes at Herford in July 1960. It is one of Britain’s largest Geometrid moths and only flied at night. Its larvae mainly feeds on ivy.
Accession Loan No.
321/2007/13
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
swallow-tailed moth
Simple Name
insect: moth
Full Name
GEOMETRIDAE: Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758): swallow-tailed moth
Dimensions
width 40 mm
Period Classification
Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Baynes, Mr Alexander
Collection Town
Hertford
Collection County
Hertfordshire
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
GEOMETRIDAE
Genus
Ourapteryx
Species
sambucaria

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