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Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

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

Synonym(s):
Cyclophora amata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cyclophora amataria (Linnaeus, 1761)


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

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)

Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Burgess Hill, 01 viii 2017
Photo: Martin Haymon
Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Uckfield, 11 iv 2020
Photo: Alison Playle
Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Henfield, 22 iv 2020
Photo: Paula Blake
Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hastings, 05 viii 2020
Photo: Angela Bogie
Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crawley Down, 08 viii 2020
Photo: Martin Williams
Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Battle, 13 viii 2020
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagham Harbour, viii 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Ripe, 18 viii 2006
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Lindfield, 07 vi 2010
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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