Geometridae: Ennominae

1954 (ABH70.276) Bordered White Bupalus piniaria, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07822

Male, Carmarthenshire
Male, Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Male, Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap. Male.
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 1st June 2018. wemlite trap. Female.
Storrington, West Sussex, 1st June 2018. wemlite trap. Female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

 This is a sexually dimorphic species with females showing more subdued colours.

 

Pupates in fallen conifer needles on or below ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes come to light, males more often than females.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 17-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Coniferous woodland and heaths.

Regional Information

Recorded in 20 (7.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2014

Recorded date range (Adult): 22 April to 28 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 13 May to 13 May



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Green, white, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2