Epione repandaria

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Epione repandaria
Epione repandaria FvL.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Epione
Species: E. repandaria
Binomial name
Epione repandaria
(Hufnagel, 1767)

Epione repandaria, the bordered beauty, is a moth of the family Geometridae.

The species can be found in the Palearctic ecozone from western Europe, to Scandinavia in the north, the Mediterranean in the south, and east to the Caucasus, Russia and Russian Far East, Siberia and Amur.

The wingspan is 25–30 mm. The length of the forewings is 13–16 mm. The forewing ground colour is yellow with flecks of orange. The wing veins are also orange. The fascia are black-brown. The basal fascia forms a midpoint right angle. The distal fascia ends apically. The distal area is shaded grey and there is a small black discal spot. The hindwing is similar but lacks the basal fascia and the distal fascia does not reach the wing apex.

The moths fly in one generation from July to September. [1]. They are attracted to light.

The caterpillars feed on sallow.

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  1. ^ The flight season refers to the British Isles. This may vary in other parts of the range.

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