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1679 ~ False Mocha ~ Cyclophora porata
UK Status

Resident. Nat. Scarce B, S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A rare species, not recorded for over forty years, probably extinct.

Wingspan :  M & F, 25-32mm.

Confusion species

Maiden's Blush, Clay Triple-lines and Blair's Mocha.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Habitat

Oaks in woodland.

Foodplant

Oak.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa, attaching itself with silk to the underside of a leaf. Larva mid June-late July and late August-early October.
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