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Clay Triple-lines
Cyclophora linearia

(Hübner, 1799) 1681 / 70.037

Davey, P., 2009: A species found in England, the larva feeding on beech (Fagus sylvatica). In Dorset, the moth is locally common in beech plantation and deciduous woodland containing mature beech, but rarely seen elsewhere. The national norm is for a single-brooded species from late May to early July, with a partial second brood between mid-August and mid-October. In Dorset the first brood emerges in early-May, and a second brood follows in late June. The second brood is, on average, twice as... Read More

Recorded in 34 (85%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: May - July, (August - October)
Foodplant:   Beech
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/08/201919ST72 Stour Provost
26/08/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
23/08/201919SY98 Wareham
16/08/201919SY49 Bridport
15/08/201919SY98 Wareham

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