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Clay Triple-lines
Cyclophora linearia

(Hübner, 1799) 1681 / 70.037
Photo © Damian Money,  Skelton in Cleveland, VC62

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The only recent records of this species in the County are from south of VC63, both in 1984. Previously this species had not been taken since Porritt (1983-86, 1904) when it was found mainly in VC63 but also in vice-counties 61, 62 and 64.

Argus 47, 2001-2004:

VC64. Bellflask, 26.7.2002 (B&SM). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 56, 2008:

VC65. Thorpe Perrow arboretum, 4.7.2008 (CHF, JCW, DB et al.). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): There has been a major range expansion to the north and west in the last ten years and we have recent records from all five VCs. It should now be possible to find this moth in beech-rich areas all over the county.

Recorded in 75 (38%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: May - July, (August - October)
Foodplant:   Beech
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2022162SE88 - Pickering (E)
05/09/2022164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
02/09/2022163SE12 - Elland / Brighouse / Low Moor
28/08/2022162SE65 - York (E)
26/08/2022163SK38 - Sheffield
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