Maiden’s Blush


Cyclophora punctaria – A finely detailed and beautifully coloured moth from the family Geometridae.


Maiden's Blush Cyclophora punctaria


Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 20th July 2017
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire


 

Maiden’s Blush

Cyclophora punctaria – A very attractive moth with a rosy flush to its sandy coloured wings. Wingspan 18-25mm. The adult flies in two generations, which ranges from May through to September. Found in oak woodland, on which the larva feeds. Fairly common and widespread, and can be locally abundant in the ancient woodlands of central and southern England. More local into Scotland.

Maiden's Blush Cyclophora punctaria


Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, July 2017. © Peter Hillman