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Bordered White
Bupalus piniaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1954 / 70.276
Photo © Patrick Clement,  Uffmoor Wood, Worcestershire. June 15th 2004.

Similar West Midlands Species: None
Forewing: 17-19mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Corsican Pine
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

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)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/09/2022140SO38 - Bishops Castle/Lydbury North
18/07/2022136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
12/07/2022239SJ84 - Newcastle/Potteries
12/07/2022136SO25 - Kington & Michaelchurch
11/07/2022240SJ51 - Shrewsbury/Haughmond Hill
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