The Moths of Suffolk
1681 Clay Triple-lines, Cyclophora linearia, (Hübner, 1799)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Locally common in Brecks and Sandlings, has also been recorded in the Ipswich area

Habitats : Woodland

Flight Period : Single brooded with partial second brood; late May to early July and mid-August to September

Larval foodplants : Beech

Comments : Compare the distribution of this species with Barred Hook-tip another Beech-feeding species

Morley's Final Catalogue : Broad spread, but usually taken singly. Copdock, Bentley Woods, Bramford, Hacheston, at light in Monks Soham, July 1931, in Bungay in 1903. Brandon (Whe). Dalham (Skepper).

Wingspan details : Forewing 14-16mm, Wingspan 26-33mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultBlair's Mocha, Cyclophora puppillaria
False Mocha, Cyclophora porata
Maiden's Blush, Cyclophora punctaria

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2004) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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New Forest (30.vi.2000) © Paul Kitchener
2nd brood individual - Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk (viii.2005) © Neil Sherman
Second-brood specimen - Bawdsey, Suffolk (12.viii.2009) © Matthew Deans
 
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Lynford, Norfolk (7.vi.2008) © Lee Gregory
Second brood - Ipswich, Suffolk (23.viii.2015) © Neil Sherman
Second brood example - Dunwich, Suffolk (27.viii.2018) © Paul Kitchener