Irish moths

Bordered Beauty

Family: Geometridae       Sub-family: Ennominae

1907     *     Bordered Beauty     *     Epione repandaria

Widespread, scarce
Wingspan: 25-30mm

Flight time: One generation July-September
Habitat: Damp woodlands, marshy ground, occasionally found in scrub, hedgerows and gardens

Larvae feed on Willows, also Alder, Hazel and Black-poplar. Overwinter as eggs on foodplant, hatching in May.

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2010

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