Geometridae: Sterrhinae

1680 (ABH70.036) Maiden's Blush Cyclophora punctaria, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR08022

Great Staughton, July 2011
Great Staughton, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 29th May 2017. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Storrington, West Sussex, 5th June 2018. Light trap.
Storrington, West Sussex, 5th June 2018. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupa is attached to a fallen oak leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 13-16mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea), Turkey Oak (Quercus laevis)
Flying: Two generations, early May-early July and mid July-late September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Oak woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 68 (25.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 April to 21 September

Recorded date range (Pupa): 12 November to 29 November

Similar Species
False Mocha Cyclophora porata
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2013
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Clay Triple-lines Cyclophora linearia

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, grey, red, yellow, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2