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Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, [1799])

Blair's Mocha
70.0330 (B&F: 1678)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Geometroidea
  »Family: Geometridae
   »Subfamily: Sterrhinae
    »Tribe: Cosymbiini

Status and ecology:

A resident and immigrant species which as a resident occurs singly or sparingly in colonies stretching along the coast from Findon to the Hampshire border, reaching inland as far north at Walberton, although it is often common at Ferring. As an immigrant it is distinctly episodic in appearance and is only seen in singletons in both vice-counties, mainly within a few miles of the seashore. In Sussex up until the 21st century, immigrants usually made landfall during October, occasionally from mid August and to the second week of November; also seen once in June. Since then the species seems to have become established and our locally-bred examples appear in three or four broods, with adults being seen in almost every week from mid April to mid November. (Pratt, 2011)

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Bracklesham, 08 x 2015 Photo: Derek Lee

Cyclophora puppillaria (Hübner, 1799)


Distribution map for Cyclophora puppillaria

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