The Moths of Suffolk
1676 Mocha, Cyclophora annularia, (Fabricius, 1775)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Restricted to woodlands with field maple on a chalky strata

Habitats : Woodland

Flight Period : Double-brooded, mid-May to mid-June and August

Larval foodplants : Field maple

Records : Nowton (R Eley, ante-1990), Priestley Wood (A Prichard & G Bull, 1998), Raydon Great Wood (SMG, 2000), Groton Wood (A Watchman, 1977), Offton Middle Wood (SMG, 2000), Hintlesham Great Wood (SMG, 2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not infrequent, and presumably generally distributed. But uncommon about Ipswich, where it flew to electric light several times in August 1894; in garden and at light at Monks Soham, where maple abounds; Brampton Wood (Mly) and Beccles (Mr) in 1932. Sibton (Hawley).

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-14mm, Wingspan 22-26mm


Confusion species : None

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Hintlesham Wood ( © A Prichard

Flight chart
60 100 40

Life history chart
pupa pupa pupa pupa pupaimago ovaimago larvapupaimago ovalarva larva pupa pupa pupa

Further Photographs

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Hintlesham Wood, Suffolk (vi.2004) © N Sherman