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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 91 (65%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/09/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO38 -
18/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
12/07/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84
12/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO25
11/07/20222VC40 - ShropshireSJ51

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