The Moths of Suffolk
1908 Dark Bordered Beauty, Epione vespertaria, (Linnaeus, 1767)

National Status : RDB

Local Status : Locally extinct/Vagrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Wet and lightly wooded heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late July to August

Larval foodplants : Creeping Willow, Aspen and birches

Records : No recent records

Morley's Final Catalogue : This species was added to the Suffolk List in 1931 by Mr. F.T. Crisp, at Hemingstone on 2 August 1928 (Trans. i, 234).

Wingspan details : Forewing 12-14mm, Wingspan 26-29mm


Confusion species
    AdultBordered Beauty, Epione repandaria

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Yorkshire (vii.2004) © M Deans

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Further Photographs

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Yorkshire (14.vii.2004) © Lee Gregory
Male - Invertromie Insh Marshes RSPB Reserve, Inverness-shire (23.vii.2011) © Neil Sherman