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Bordered Beauty
Epione repandaria

(Hufnagel, 1767) 1907 / 70.227

General comments:
Very local resident.

Damp woodland, with a high proportion of sallow and areas of rank vegetation is the ideal site for the Bordered Beauty, which appears to have vanished from many of its recorded sites in the area. The causes of the decline are not clear, but are almost certainly linked to habitat loss, both through development and as a result of the drastically reduced 'water table'. On rare occasions, individual adult moths turn up in light traps at theoretically unsuitable sites, so that some of the map dots might reflect vagrancy rather than residency.

Recorded in 23 (56%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/09/2023120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
11/09/2023121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
09/09/2023221TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
02/09/2023120TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
10/08/2023121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Sallows, Grey Willow and Black-poplar
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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