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Bordered White
Bupalus piniaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1954 / 70.276
Photo © Dave Foot

Similar Dorset 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

Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout Britain, the larva feeding on scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) and other pine species. In Dorset, this predominantly day flying moth is locally common among scots pine across the Poole Basin and in localities where lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) has been block planted, again across the Poole Basin and elsewhere in localities such as Black Down and Stubhampton Bottom. The following singletons trapped at light in coastal localities well away from pine habitat suggest occasional medium range dispersal: Scar Bank, on 23 June 1939 (A Russell), West Bexington, on 1 July 1994, 30 June 1995 (R Eden), Portland, on 14 July 1996 (M Cade), St Albans Head, on 31 May 1992 (P Davey).

Recorded in 25 (63%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2019+9SY89 - Bere Regis
23/07/2019+9SY98 - Wareham
12/07/201919SY98 - Wareham
25/06/201919SZ08 - Studland / Sandbanks
23/05/201919SZ09 - Poole
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