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Maiden's Blush
Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1680 / 70.036
Photo © Ray Roche,  15/07/2014 - Ingoldisthorpe

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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 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
31/07/2020227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
31/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
27/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
26/07/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
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