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Birch Mocha
Cyclophora albipunctata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1677 / 70.032
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  09/05/2014 - Thompson Water/ Peddars Way

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False Mocha
Cyclophora porata
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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/06/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
31/05/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
14/05/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
15/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
12/08/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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