Cyclophora punctaria

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Cyclophora punctaria
Cyclophora punctaria-01 (xndr).jpg
Scientific classification
C. punctaria
Binomial name
Cyclophora punctaria
  • Phalaena punctaria Linnaeus, 1758
  • Geometra acutaria Roquette, 1857
  • Phalaena amata Linnaeus, 1758
  • Phalaena amataria Linnaeus, 1761
  • Phalaena communifasciata Donovan, 1808
  • Phalaena fultaria Villers, 1789
  • Zonosoma naevata Bastelberger, 1900
  • Ephyra radiomarginata de Joannis, 1908
  • Geometra subangularia Haworth, 1809
  • Phalaena teutonaria Linnaeus, 1758
  • Phalaena unifasciata Donovan, 1808
  • Cosymbia delaeveri Berger, 1949
  • Cyclophora delaeveri

Cyclophora punctaria, the maiden's blush, is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species was first described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 10th edition of Systema Naturae. It can be found in Europe.

The wingspan is 13–25 mm for the first generation; the second generation is typically much smaller and reaches only about 22 mm. The forewings have a sand ground colour, or may have reddish or yellowish tints. The pattern is variable. The medium-sized, slightly curved and brown coloured cross line is always clearly marked. Basal to this there is strongly curved row of dots. Distally is a slightly curved row of dots. A further line dots is the margin. The fringes are the basic colour. The pattern elements continue on the hindwings. The discal marks are the base colour and therefore hardly visible.

The moths fly in generations from May to June and in August in western Europe.

The larvae feed on oak leaves.


  1. ^ Yu, Dicky Sick Ki (1997–2012). "Cyclophora punctaria (Linnaeus 1758)". Home of Ichneumonoidea. Taxapad. Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2017.

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