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Clay Triple-lines
Cyclophora linearia
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Maiden's Blush
Cyclophora punctaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1680 / 70.036

Fairly common in the south of the region becoming scarcer further north.

A species of oak woodland.

Overwinters as a pupa, adults occasionally visit flowers or rest on leaves of oaks during the day.

Note Clay Triple-lines is plainer, pinkish or orange-brown and may have a pale central spot.

Recorded in 76 (54%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: May - July, July - September
Foodplant:   Oaks
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
02/09/20202VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
30/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
27/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
26/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
24/08/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO85

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