Cyclophora linearia

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Cyclophora linearia
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Cyclophora linearia, photographed in Tbilissi (Georgia)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Cyclophora
Species: C. linearia
Binomial name
Cyclophora linearia
(Hübner, 1799)[1]
  • Geometra linearia Hubner, 1799
  • Phalaena trilinearia Borkhausen, 1794
  • Phalaena luteolaria Villers, 1789
  • Ephyra strabonaria Zeller, 1851

Cyclophora linearia, the clay triple-lines, is a moth of the Geometridae family. The species can be found in Europe, primarily in the southern half of Britain.

The wingspan is 26–33 mm. The basic colour of the wings is pale brown to orange in the first generation and rose-red in the second generation. On the front wing are three cross lines, black to reddish in color, the middle is wider. The cross lines are often vague in the second generation.

The moths fly from May to July depending on the location.

The larvae feed on beech.


  1. ^ "Home of Ichneumonoidea". Taxapad. Dicky Sick Ki Yu. 1997–2012. Retrieved 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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