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



Las Descargues, 13 July 2009
Cyclophora linearia Adult


© Robin Howard

Cyclophora linearia (Hübner, 1799)

Clay Triple-lines
La Phalène trilignée

Wingspan: 26-33mm

Imago: bivoltine - April-June ; July-October. A frequent visitor to light the species has been recorded from mainly woodland sites but can be found wherever its foodplant is located.

Larva: feeds on beech Fagus sylvatica a species in decline in this area due to logging. Overwinters as a pupa.

Earliest date: 13 April 2009