70.276 (1954) Bordered White Bupalus piniaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status
Resident. Common.
 
Flight period
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History
Lennon (1860) stated he had found this species around Dumfries whilst out walking that season. By 1863, Lennon stated it was common around the Dumfries area. Gordon (1919) had found it generally scarce and even absent some years. He had however found ten in some fir woods close to Corsemalzie, Wigtownshire, during June. Earliest date was 15th June 1911 and again in 1912.
 
Russell (1944) while staying at Gatehouse of Fleet (VC73) during 1942-43 had found it locally. Sir Arthur Duncan (1909-84) during his lifetime had found it at Closeburn and Lochar Moss (VC72) and Kirkconnell Flow (VC73).
 
Just three records in 1976 at Penninghame and one from Newton Stewart in 1978 are the only Rothamsted data.
Regular trapping has found it at Kirkton and Durisdeer (VC72), on the Hensol Estate and Kirkconnell Flow (VC73) and Forest Moor (VC74).
 
Although the sexes differ in colour and antennae only three records have been sexed.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa, among conifer needles on the ground. Larvae are July to October.
 
Larval foodplants
Mature Scots Pine.
 
Identification
Bordered White rests with its wings up in butterfly fashion where the whitish streak on the hindwing with two dark cross lines should enable identification.
 
Habitat
Conifer plantations and other habitats with mature conifers, especially Scots Pine.
pair © K Naylor per A B Duncan, Kirkconnell, 19 June 1943

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