The Moths of Suffolk
1679 False Mocha, Cyclophora porata, (Linnaeus, 1767)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 2)

Distribution and abundance : Localised to the Brecks, infrequently recorded

Habitats : Scrubby oak woodland

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

Larval foodplants : Oak

Records : Barnhamcross Common (SMG, 2001), Brandon (M Hall, 1990), Elveden (S Dumican, 1999), Knettishall Heath (M Hall, 1999 and 2000), Santon Downham (J Chainey and J Spence, 2001) and West Stow (C Smith, 1985). Other recent records withheld at request of recorders.

Morley's Final Catalogue : Scattered, apparently thinly, over all the County excepting the north-east. One at dusk in Bentley Woods on 9 August 1899 (Mly); Copdock on 14 May 1896 (Hkg); Ipswich (Stn.Manual); Aldeburgh (Hele); Southwold in 1891 (Ctw). Needham (C); once at Bury (Norgate); West Stow (Wrt); Mildenhall (Skepper, Sparke).

Wingspan details : Forewing 12-14mm, Wingspan 25-32mm


Confusion species
    AdultBlair's Mocha, Cyclophora puppillaria
Jersey Mocha, Cyclophora ruficiliaria
Maiden's Blush, Cyclophora punctaria
Clay Triple-lines, Cyclophora linearia

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Suffolk, Breckland (vi.2004) © M Deans

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