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Dingy Mocha
Cyclophora pendularia

(Clerck, 1759) 1675 / 70.030

Davey, P., 2009: A rare and much decreased species that is now restricted to Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex and Shropshire, the larva feeding on sallow (Salix spp.). In Dorset, the moth is local, at low density, and strictly associated with sallow-rich wetland, specifically, damp heathland and mire on sandy soils across the Poole Basin and unimproved grassland on ill-drained clay soils in the Blackmore Vale. All sites that host colonies contain an abundance of sallow, and larvae appear to show no... Read More

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Recorded in 17 (43%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1885.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 26 - 29mm
Flight: May/early June and July/early August
Foodplant:   Eared Willow and Grey Willow
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Nationally Rare
Former Status: Red Data Book
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/201919SY98 Wareham
12/08/201919SY88 - Wool / Lulworth
04/08/201919SY79 Puddletown
23/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham
23/07/2019+9SY98 Wareham

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