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Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, [1799])

Blair's Mocha
70.0330 (B&F: 1678)


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

A resident and immigrant species which as a resident occurs singly or sparingly in colonies stretching along the coast from Findon to the Hampshire border, reaching inland as far north at Walberton, although it is often common at Ferring. As an immigrant it is distinctly episodic in appearance and is only seen in singletons in both vice-counties, mainly within a few miles of the seashore. In Sussex up until the 21st century, immigrants usually made landfall during October, occasionally from mid August and to the second week of November; also seen once in June. Since then the species seems to have become established and our locally-bred examples appear in three or four broods, with adults being seen in almost every week from mid April to mid November. (Pratt, 2011)

Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Bracklesham, 08 x 2015
Photo: Derek Lee
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Bracklesham, 10 v 2016
Photo: Derek Lee
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Seaford, 22 viii 2016
Photo: Dave McGeever
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Eastbourne, 17 x 2017
Photo: Dennis Chanter
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Plaistow, 28 v 2018
Photo: Mark Colvin
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
West Worthing, 26 vii 2018
Photo: David Campbell
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Bracklesham, 30 iv 2019
Photo: Derek Lee
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Ferring, 24 v 2019
Photo: Dave Jones
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Crowborough, 16 09 2019
Photo: Bill Welch
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Ferring, 07 10 2019
Photo: Dave Jones
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Ferring, 08 10 2019
Photo: Dave Jones
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Bracklesham, 19 iv 2018
Photo: Derek Lee
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Bracklesham, 31 v 2013
Photo: Derek Lee
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Bracklesham, 08 xi 2013
Photo: Derek Lee
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Findon Valley, 27 iv 2014
Photo: Mike Snelling
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Bracklesham, 27 iv 2014
Photo: Derek Lee
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Bracklesham, 01 x 2014
Photo: Derek Lee
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Steyning, 09 v 2015
Photo: Olly Ellis
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
unusual aberration
Bracklesham, 23 ix 2013
Photo: Derek Lee
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
, 9 x 2010
Photo: Paul Stent
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Ferring, 13 x 2007
Photo: Tim Freed
Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)
Ferring, 17 x 2006
Photo: Tim Freed

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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