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70.037 (BF1681)

Clay Triple-lines   

Cyclophora linearia
Adult: 1
Resident, rare, local. Widespread in England and Wales but only found in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. Distribution and abundance increasing since 1970.



Life cycle

Possibly two generations. Overwinters as a pupa that is attached to a leaf or stem. Larva are present during July and August.

Larval foodplants



Beech woods that are mature, but also hedgerows with Beech.


The first record for Scotland was in Dumfries and Galloway in VC73 in Mabie Forest in 2011 by Jessie Wormell.  The first record for VC74 was in 2017 in Newton Stewart by Anna White.

36 record(s) from 8 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2017 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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