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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jul-Sep.

Forewing: 13-16mm.

Foodplant: Sallows, Grey Willow and Black Poplar.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19401883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records82575012710
Number of individuals69423716411
Unique positions392732355
Unique locations342432375
Adult records74484311510
Immature records12000

For the county, we have a total of 326 records from 132 sites. First recorded in 1883.


70.227 Bordered Beauty 05
© Andy Nunn
70.227 Bordered Beauty 04
© Andy Nunn
70.227 Bordered Beauty 03
© Damian Money
70.227 Bordered Beauty 02
© Mike Pearson, 17 Aug 2008
70.227 Bordered Beauty 01
© Charles Fletcher, 10 Aug 2002

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Appears now to be rather local with recent records from four vice-counties. Although we have no VC65 record, it has been recorded in the Rothamsted Insect Survey trap in Middleton-on-Teesdale (VC66) (Dunn & Parrack, 1986) and may well occur along our northern boundary in this area.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. High Batts, 18.7.1985 (SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Local but fairly widespread in the lowlands of the centre and the east of the county in areas with sallows. An increased number of records in recent years.

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