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False Mocha
Cyclophora porata (Linnaeus, 1767)
Geometridae: Sterrhinae
1679 / 70.035
Photo © Tim Arnold,  Nouvelle Aquitaine (France) 2021

Similar Upper Thames Species
Birch Mocha
Cyclophora albipunctata
Blair's Mocha
Cyclophora puppillaria
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak, Sessile Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Inhabits woodland. Formerly a very local resident in the region, but not seen in the 21st century and may be extinct. Greatly declined nationally.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 8 (10%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1912.
Last Recorded in 1998.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/1998122SU97 - Slough (S), Windsor
14/08/1998122SU97 - Slough (S), Windsor
21/08/1985124SP61 - Bernwood, Rushbeds, Bullingdon
13/08/1985124SP61 - Bernwood, Rushbeds, Bullingdon
13/08/1985124SP61 - Bernwood, Rushbeds, Bullingdon
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