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Maiden's Blush
Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
70.036/1680
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  20/08/2016 - Peddars Way

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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Season: Two Generations. May-Jul. Jul-Sep.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak. Sessile Oak and Turkey Oak.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Oak woodland and heathland.
Quite variable in markings, some have large area of reddish blush in centre of forewing others a single reddish cross line.
Occasionally bands are dark grey with grey speckling.

Recorded in 61 (88%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
22/06/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
20/06/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
15/06/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
14/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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