Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Immature stages

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Blair's Mocha
Cyclophora puppillaria
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Clay Triple-lines
Cyclophora linearia

(Hübner, 1799) 1681 / 70.037

Morley's Final Catalogue: Broad spread, but usually taken singly. Copdock, Bentley Woods, Bramford, Hacheston, at light in Monks Soham, July 1931, in Bungay in 1903. Brandon (Whe). Dalham (Skepper).

Recent Suffolk Status: Local.

Life history: Double brooded. Second brood individuals are quite variable in colour and markings compared to the spring brood.

Identification: Maidens blush is nomally freckled with darker scales. Blair's mocha has a less hooked forewing tip and no cross lines.

Habitat: Woodlands and forestry areas containing Beech.

Recorded in 35 (60%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1903.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/09/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
09/09/2023226TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
09/09/2023225TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
08/09/2023126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
08/09/2023+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 14-16mm.
Flight: Mainly one generation May-July. (Aug-Oct)
Foodplant:   Beech
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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