The Moths of Suffolk
1675 Dingy Mocha, Cyclophora pendularia, (Clerck, 1759)

National Status : RDB

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Sallow scrub on open heathland or damp grassland

Flight Period : Double-brooded; May to early June and July to early August

Larval foodplants : Small-leaved sallow species - Eared Willow, Grey Willow

Morley's Final Catalogue : So extremely rare is this local species with us that Mr. Edmund Skepper of Bury's old record of its occurrence at Lowestoft still remains unique. We form the north extremity of its British range.

Wingspan details : Forewing 12-14mm, Wingspan 26-29mm


Confusion species
    AdultBirch Mocha, Cyclophora albipunctata

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Dorset (viii.2002) © M Deans

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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France (vi.2003) © N Sherman
Las Descargues, France. (ix.2006) © Neil Sherman