Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Bupalus piniaria Linnaeus, 1758
Bordered White

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.276

First recorded on Harris in 2010, a healthy colony was found on North Uist in 2011. Found in conifer plantations during May and June.They characteristically rest with their wings closed

On the mainland Scots pine Pinus sylvestris and Corsican pine Pinus nigra are favoured but here Lodgepole Pine Pinus contorta latifolia is more likely to be the foodplant

Bupalus piniaria
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