Davey, P., 2009: A local double-brooded species restricted to southern England and south Wales, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, old records exist of from several localities on sandy soil. The False Mocha, like the Orange Upperwing2257, appears to favour coppiced oak and the stunted shrubby oaks that grow on open heathland. Both of these habitats have disappeared, oak coppicing has all but died out, and the coniferisation of heathland has removed much of the stunted oak that... Read More
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Recorded in 4 (10%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1927. Last Recorded in 1994. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats