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70.276 (BF1954)

Bordered White   

Bupalus piniaria
Adult: 1
Resident, common, widespread. Widespread throughout Britain.


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.

Recording method

Males fly around Scots Pine on warm day, both sexes come to light.

Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as a pupa, among conifer needles on the ground. Larvae are July to October.

Larval foodplants

Mature Scots Pine.


Conifer plantations and other habitats with mature conifers, especially Scots Pine.


First recorded for Dumfries and Galloway in 1960 for VC72 near Dumfries by Lennon, in 1895 for VC74 at Corsemalzie by Gordon who had found it ‘generally scarce and even absent some years’ and in 1942 for VC73 near Gatehouse by Russell.

240 record(s) from 41 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2017 2022 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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