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Dark Bordered Beauty
Epione vespertaria (Linnaeus, 1767)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1908 / 70.228
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Bordered Beauty
Epione repandaria
Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: July - Aug.
Foodplant:   Creeping Willow, Aspen and birches
Red List: Endangered (EN)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Locally extinct.
Occurring in only a couple of locations each in Scotland and northern England.

Allegedly recorded at Hickling (T. Peet, 1960; J.V. Gane, 1970-77)

Barrett [VCH 1901; Trans. N&NNS. 1874] Epione vespertaria, Linn.
"Very rare; One specimen taken at Neatishead, in 1860, by Mr. Sayer. One specimen at Cawston, by the Rev. H. T. Marsh"

BAP Priority Species

Verification Grade Comment: No modern-day records.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 1970.

Latest 10 Records
1970 to 1977+27TG42Catfield Common / Hickling Broad
1970 to 1977+27TG42Heigham Holmes
1960127TG42Hickling NNR / Potter Heigham
1873 to 1913+27TG12Cawston
1860+27TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
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