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Birch Mocha
Cyclophora albipunctata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
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Photo © Jim Swalwell,  Sandringham 19 June

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Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: 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 35 (51%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
12/08/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
12/08/2020128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
11/08/2020127TG12 - Aylsham
11/08/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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