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Jersey Mocha
Cyclophora ruficiliaria (Herrich-Sch?ffer, 1855)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1678a / 70.034
Photo © David Wilton,  Westcott, Bucks Sep 2022

Similar Upper Thames Species
False Mocha
Cyclophora porata
Blair's Mocha
Cyclophora puppillaria
Foodplant:   Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Not Assessed / Immigrant
Former Status: Rare Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Can occur as an immigrant, and first recorded on the British mainland in 2003. Now resident along parts of the south coast and in recent years has become established in south-west London, which may be the source of the Berks records in 2022. Also found further north in Bucks in 2022.

A woodland species feeding on oaks.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2022.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
04/09/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
31/07/2022122SU97 - Slough (S), Windsor
29/07/2022122SU97 - Slough (S), Windsor
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