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Mocha
Cyclophora annularia (Fabricius, 1775)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1676 / 70.031
Photo © Patrick Clement,  Grafton Wood, Worcestershire. May 4th 2006.

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Forewing: 11-14mm
Flight: May - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Field Maple
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A scarce to uncommon resident in the south and east of the region, rare or absent elsewhere.

A species of woodland, scrub and hedgerows.

Overwinters as a pupa, comes sparingly to light.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 21 (15%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1857.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2019137SO75 - Bringsty & Broadwas
29/08/2019+36SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
24/08/2019136SO51 - Doward & Goodrich
24/08/2019137SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
23/08/2019136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
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