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Cyclophora albipunctata (Hufnagel, 1767)

Birch Mocha
70.0320 (B&F: 1677)

Synonym(s):
Cyclophora pendularia sensu [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 nec (Clerck, 1759)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Sterrhinae
        »Tribe: Cosymbiini

A resident which usually occurs sparingly, but is sometimes fairly common and occasionally common at mv light on heaths and in deciduous woods. Widespread, but very local in numbers and decreasing in the south. Double-brooded, flying mainly from mid April to mid June, and again from the second week of July and to late August, sometimes to mid September. Adults have been seen in every week from early April to Late September. Larvae feed on (silver) Birch. (Pratt, 2011)

Cyclophora albipunctata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Fairmile Bottom, 26 vii 2018
Photo: Alice Parfitt and Tim Freed
Cyclophora albipunctata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Steyning, 03 xi 2015
Photo: Olly Ellis
Cyclophora albipunctata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Woolbeding Common, 06 vi 2014
Photo: Dave and Penny Green
Cyclophora albipunctata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Park Corner Heath, 28 v 2012
Photo: Bob Foreman
Cyclophora albipunctata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Park Corner Heath, 8 iv 2011
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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