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Birch Mocha
Cyclophora albipunctata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  09/05/2014 - Thompson Water/ Peddars Way

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False Mocha
Cyclophora porata
Forewing: 12-14mm.
Season: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Most widespread and frequent of the mochas.
Mainly heathland areas with birch, woodland and scrub.

Recorded in 33 (48%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/05/2019128TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
15/09/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
11/09/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
09/09/2018128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
28/08/2018127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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