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Bordered White
Bupalus piniaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1954 / 70.276

A common species across the region.

A moth of coniferous woodland, shelterbelts etc,

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults are often to be seen flying around the tops of pine trees in the sunshine and later come readily to light.

Always sits with wings above the body so you rarely see its upper surface.

Recorded in 86 (61%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ22
26/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
11/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
11/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
09/07/2019+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94

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