Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Blair's Mocha
Cyclophora puppillaria

(Hübner, 1799) 1678 / 70.033

Davey, P., 2009: A transient resident on Tresco in the Isles of Scilly between 1956 and 1957, otherwise a rare immigrant, the larva feeding on evergreen oak (Quercus ilex), the shrub 'rock rose' (Cistus spp.), common myrtle (Myrtus communis) and strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo). The moth is resident in the Mediterranean zone of southern Europe where large swathes of evergreen forest carpet the region. In Dorset, thirty-four moths have been seen on or close within ten miles of the coast.... Read More

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Recorded in 17 (43%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1956.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: Arrives Aug - October
Foodplant:   Evergreen Oak, Strawberry-tree, Rock roses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Not Assessed / Immigrant
Former Status: Scarce Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
04/11/201919SY49 Bridport
31/10/201919SY49 Bridport
23/10/201919SY49 Bridport
20/10/201939SY49 Bridport
15/10/201919SY49 Bridport

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