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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jun.

Forewing: 17-19mm

Foodplant: Scots Pine, Corsican Pine

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883184618831880
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records166548267526113
Number of individuals153936327769150
Unique positions5513311015221
Unique locations5612511514719
Adult records154516226499107
Immature records02100

For the county, we have a total of 1620 records from 462 sites. First recorded in 1846.


70.276 Bordered White 05
© Nancy Stedman
70.276 Bordered White 04
© Andy Nunn
70.276 Bordered White 03
© Paul Holmes, 11 Jul 2010
70.276 Bordered White 02
© Paul Holmes, 18 Jun 2005
70.276 Bordered White 01
© Ian Andrews

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Often common near or in coniferous plantations and occasionally away from such areas. Widely recorded in vice-counties 61 to 64 but only taken at two sites in VC65 (Harmby and Baldersby St James).

2012 (CHF): Still reasonably common amongst pines in most parts of the county.

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