Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Clay Triple-lines
Cyclophora linearia

(Hübner, 1799) 1681 / 70.037

An uncommon species generally but has expanded considerably since 2000, especially in Staffordshire.

Found where large Beech trees occur.

Overwinters as a pupa while adults come to light.

Recorded in 65 (46%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: May - July, (August - October)
Foodplant:   Beech
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
14/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
19/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74
16/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO46
09/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52

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