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Mocha
Cyclophora annularia

(Fabricius, 1775) 1676 / 70.031

Davey, P., 2009: A local species confined to southern Britain, the larva feeding on field maple (Acer campestre). In Dorset, the moth has a scattered distribution and is always local. Field maple, however, is a frequent understory tree in old woods and hedges and is most common on soils with relatively high calcium content. A handful of localities evidently support flourishing colonies, and these tend to be situations where field maple is dominant. The following individual is likely to have... Read More

Recorded in 33 (83%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1891.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-14mm
Flight: May - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Field Maple
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
02/09/201919SY79 Puddletown
30/08/201919ST61 Sherborne
26/08/201949SY49 Bridport
24/08/201919SY78 Broadmayne

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