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Maiden's Blush
Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1680 / 70.036
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  03/08/2018 - Pedders 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
18/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
17/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/08/2019127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
17/08/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
16/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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