Bupalus piniaria - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 5 June 2011
Bupalus piniaria Adult


© Robin Howard

Bupalus piniaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Bordered White
La Fidonie du pin

Wingspan: 34-40mm

A univoltine species on the wing from April to July when it is an unusual visitor to light in the Las Descargues gardens but frequently encountered in or close to the coniferous woodlands nearby. A pest species of mature coniferous woodland.

Larvae feed on mature pines before overwintering in the pupal state just below ground.