Ourapteryx sambucaria

Irish status: Widespread and Common

Swallow-tailed moth - A large moth with a wingspan of around 50 mm which flies from July to August. A stunningly beautiful moth which is strictly nocturnal and is attracted to light. The images here were taken in Ballinaglera Co. Leitrim.

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