Cyclophora punctaria - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 5 July 2009
Cyclophora punctaria Adult


© Robin Howard

Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Maiden's Blush
La Soutenue

Wingspan: 25-32mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from April to June and July to September. A frequent visitor to light and recorded from all woodland and heathland traps.

The larva feeds on oak Quercus spp., mainly Q. robur. Overwinters as a pupa.

Earliest date: 13 April 2009