The Moths of Suffolk
1907 Bordered Beauty, Epione repandaria, (Hufnagel, 1767)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Reasonably widespread but not in large numbers

Habitats : Damp woodland, fens, sallow carr, scrub

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to September

Larval foodplants : Sallows and also Black Poplar, Alder and Hazel

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not infrequent throughout the whole County. Copdock, Bentley Woods, distinctly scarce around Ipswich, Aldeburgh, somewhat frequent at Monks Soham light in August, Needham and common in Tuddenham Fen during July and September. Thorndon Fen, Bungay, Fritton, Gorleston.

Wingspan details : Forewing 13-16mm, Wingspan 28-31mm


Confusion species
    AdultDark Bordered Beauty, Epione vespertaria

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Ipswich Golf Course (22.vii.2002) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2003) © N Sherman