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Bordered Beauty
Epione repandaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1907 / 70.227
Photo © Andy Nunn,  Wykeham VC 62

Similar Yorkshire Species: None
Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Sallows, Grey Willow and Black-poplar
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Yorkshire Status: Local resident.

This attractive species is rather local but fairly widespread in lowland areas in the centre and east of the county in damp woodland with sallows. 94% of our records are of just one or two moths, suggesting that it is not strongly attracted to light. It seems to have done well since about 2010 with increased numbers reported.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Appears now to be rather local with recent records from four vice-counties. Although we have no VC65 record, it has been recorded in the Rothamsted Insect Survey trap in Middleton-on-Teesdale (VC66) (Dunn & Parrack, 1986) and may well occur along our northern boundary in this area.

Recorded in 81 (41%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/2023161TA04 - Beverley (N)
05/09/2023161TA05 - Driffield
24/08/2023162SE47 - Dalton
18/08/2023161TA18 - Filey
17/08/2023163SE31 -  Wakefield (S)
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