Geometridae : Sterrhinae
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Jersey Mocha
Cyclophora ruficiliaria

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1855) 1678a / 70.034

Davey, P., 2009: A local double-brooded species in continental Europe found mainly in deciduous woodland, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). The species was first recorded on Jersey in the Channel Islands in 1917 and again there in 1942, and at the present time is well established on the island. The first example from the British mainland was trapped at Freshwater Bay on 19 July 2003 (J Chainey), and appeared at a time of high migrant activity with winds from France. The moth, a female,... Read More

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (18%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1996.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-16mm
Flight: Two Gens. April - June, July - September
Foodplant:   Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Not Assessed / Immigrant
Former Status: Rare Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/08/201919SY49 Bridport
18/08/201829SY58 Abbotsbury
02/06/201829SY58 Abbotsbury
22/08/201739SY58 Abbotsbury
12/08/201729SY58 Abbotsbury

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