70.227 (1907) Bordered Beauty Epione repandaria (Hufnagel, 1767)

Status
Resident. Scarce.
 
Flight period
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History
First record was from Penninghame (RIS data) on 30th July 1976. From then until 1992 it was recorded as well from the following Rothamsted stations: Caerlaverock and Waterside Mains at Keir(VC72), Bridge of Dee, Gatehouse of Fleet and Mabie Forest (VC73) but only with 17 records.
 
From 1993 to 2010 there are another 34 records, all but three from Kirkcudbrightshire.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as an egg on the foodplant. Larvae are from early May to mid-July. Pupation takes place among leaves.
 
Larval foodplants
Larvae feed on willows, poplars, Alder and Hazel.
 
Identification
In the male Dark-bordered Beauty the dark border does not taper to the apex of the forewing, but does in the female of that species, but is of a solid colour.
 
Habitat
Wet woodland and scrub.
© Keith Naylor, Threave Estate NTS, 10 August 2007

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