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Maiden's Blush
Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1680 / 70.036
Photo © Matthew Casey,  12/11/2016 - costessey

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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
15/09/2019128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
11/09/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
03/09/2019127TG20 - Norwich
29/08/2019127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
28/08/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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