Clay Triple-lines - Cyclophora linearia


Wingspan 26 to33 mm. The second brood individuals are often different to those of the first and closely resemble Maiden's Blush.

Identification difficulty

Well wooded areas especially those containing Beech.

When to see it

Moths fly from May to July, and sometimes again in the autumn.

Life History

The larvae feed on the leaves of Beech.

UK Status

Occurring mainly in the southern half of Britain, the range of this species extends as far north as Cheshire and it can be fairly common in places. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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