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Maiden's Blush
Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1680 / 70.036
Photo © Chris Robinson,  02/05/2022 Old acre Lane, Brocton

Similar West Midlands Species
Clay Triple-lines
Cyclophora linearia
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

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 82 (59%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/2022136SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
12/09/2022136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
05/09/2022140SO48 - Craven Arms
04/09/2022136SO65 - Bromyard & Brockhampton Estate
02/09/2022236SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
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