70.032 (1677) Birch Mocha Cyclophora albipunctata (Hufnagel, 1767)

Status
Resident? Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
Three records. First was at the Bridge of Dee Rothamsted station on 19th June 1976, with the second on the 7th July 1982 at the Scottish Entomologists' Meeting at Barony College. The third was found at another Scottish Entomologists' Meeting at Kirkconnell Flow NNR on the 23rd June 1996.
 
Life cycle,
One generation. Overwinters as a pupa on the leaf of birch. Larvae are present late July to late September.
 
Larval foodplants
Downy and Silver Birch.
 
Identification
Unmistakeable.
 
Habitat
Birch Mocha is a lover of heaths and bogs where birch grows.

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The following datasets are included:

  • Butterfly Conservation - Macro-moth provisional distribution for the British Isles (excluding the Republic of Ireland) from the National Moth Recording Scheme
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