Swallow-tailed moth

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.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Natural History
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Baynes, Mr Alexander
Common Name
swallow-tailed moth
Simple Name
insect: moth
Period Classification
Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)

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GEOMETRIDAE: Ourapteryx sambucaria (Linnaeus, 1758): swallow-tailed moth