Jersey Mocha Cyclophora ruficiliaria
Jersey Mocha Cyclophora ruficiliaria
Adult • Maenporth, Cornwall • ©

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Jersey Mocha Cyclophora ruficiliaria

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)


Wingspan c. 25-30mm

This species was recently recorded in Jersey, Channel Islands, where attention to earlier records of similar species showed it had been present for some time. The first mainland UK record was at Portland, Dorset in July 2003, and subsequently has been recorded again in Dorset, and in Cornwall.

The moth is superficially similar to False MochaCyclophora porata and Blair's MochaCyclophora puppillaria, but is rather plain in appearance with small white discal spots.

The larva feeds mainly on oak (Quercus).
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