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70.227 (BF1907)

Bordered Beauty   

Epione repandaria
Adult: 2
Resident, scarce, widespread in wooded areas. Widespread in England


Separated from the similar looking, but very rare, Dark-bordered Beauty (which is restricted in Scotland to a few sites in the Highlands) where the solid, dark border in the male does not taper to the apex of the forewing although it does in the female of that species.

Recording method

Adults easily disturbed from sallows by day, comes to light in small numbers.

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.


Wet woodland and scrub.


First recorded for Dumfries and Galloway as recently as 1976 when in was found in the Rothamsted light traps in VC74 at Penninghame House, in VC73 at Bridge of Dee and in VC72 at Caerlaverock.

76 record(s) from 26 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2006 2022 2020

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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