Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Immature stages

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

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1680 / 70.036

Morley's Final Catalogue: Generally distributed but uncommon everywhere. Bentley Woods, Ipswich, Dennington and Aldeburgh to Beccles, extending north-westthrough Stowmarket and Bury to Mildenhall. In mixed hedges at Weston and Blythburgh, but unknown in Lothingland.

Recent Suffolk Status: Widespread and very common.

Life history: Double brooded.

Identification: Lack of dark edged eye-spots distinguishes this species from other similar ones. Clay triple lines has no freckling.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens and woodland.

Recorded in 46 (79%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/09/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
11/09/2023325TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
10/09/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
08/09/2023126TL77 - Mildenhall
08/09/2023+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jul. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak Sessile Oak and Turkey Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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