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Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Maiden's Blush
70.0360 (B&F: 1680)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Geometroidea
  »Family: Geometridae
   »Subfamily: Sterrhinae
    »Tribe: Cosymbiini


Cyclophora amata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cyclophora amataria (Linnaeus, 1761)

Status and ecology:

A resident and suspected immigrant which usually occurs singly or sparingly in a wide range of habitats in both vice-counties but it is occasionally fairly common to common at mv light in mature deciduous woods and on wooded heathland, especially in the north-west of the county. Widespread, but very local and highly irregular in any numbers throughout. Double brooded, flying mainly from mid May to late June and again from late July to early September. In 2007 the species commenced its main flight in mid April and in 2010 in late April. Futhermore, a single specimen became trapped underneath a car windscreen-wiper on February 28th 2010 near Tilgate Forest and was still alive on April 3rd. Adults have been seen in every week from late February to early October. Larvae feed on Oak and (silver) Birch. (Pratt, 2011)

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Burgess Hill, 01 viii 2017 Photo: Martin Haymon

Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)


Distribution map for Cyclophora punctaria

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