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Maiden's Blush
Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1680 / 70.036
Photo © Mike Crewe,  MV trap, Sheringham

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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: 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 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
25/07/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
24/07/2021128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
24/07/2021227TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
22/07/2021128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
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