The Moths of Suffolk
1678 Blair's Mocha, Cyclophora puppillaria, (Hübner, 1799)

National Status : Immigrant

Local Status : Vagrant (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Migrants usually recorded from August to October, particular the latter month

Larval foodplants : On Holm Oak in Europe

Records : Kings Forest (R Eley, 1996), Ipswich (N Sherman, 24.v.2007)

Wingspan details : Forewing 12-15mm, Wingspan 28-36mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultJersey Mocha, Cyclophora ruficiliaria
False Mocha, Cyclophora porata
Clay Triple-lines, Cyclophora linearia

Compare confusion species
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Las Descargues, France. (ix.2006) © Neil Sherman

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Caught by D. Walker - Dungeness, Kent (viii.2006) © Matthew Deans
Second Suffolk record - Ipswich, Suffolk (24.v.2007) © Neil Sherman
Madjarovo, Bulgaria (17.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman
 
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Strandzha, Bulgaria (15.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman
Madjarovo, Bulgaria (17.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman
Madjarovo, Bulgaria (18.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman
 
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Madjarovo, Bulgaria (17.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman