Main: (Geometridae / Sterrhinae)
70.035 [B&F: 1679] False Mocha (Cyclophora porata) (Linnaeus, 1767)


Local declining, in coppiced woodland, heathland and woodland clearings throughout much of England, a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there are few recent records of this species, and none from the Isle of Wight, and the species has declined dramatically since the middle of the 20th Century. Wingspan 25-32 mm. Fairly unmistakable. Larva feeds on Pedunculate Oak, over-wintering as a pupa.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
Max Percentage: 8.625002E-4
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 4
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

As above but the larger the symbol, the greater the number of records
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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)1800-Anon-
Bembridge (SZ68)1856-IWNHSAdult
Sandown (SZ58)1856-IWNHSAdult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)1928-IWNHSAdult
Shide (SZ58)1928-IWNHSAdult
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)1933-Wakely, S-
VC11 South Hampshire
New Forest (SU30)1900-Robertson-
Hursthill Inclosure (SU20)1902-Lofthouse-
Chandlers Ford (SU42)23-Jul-1952oneGoater, BAdult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)05-Aug-1952oneGoater, BAdult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)05-Aug-1952-Goater, BAdult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)22-Aug-1953oneGoater, BAdult
Black Water (SU20)14-Aug-1954-Bretherton, RFAdult
Linford Brook Valley (SU10)1960-Anon-
Linford Brook Valley (SU10)1960-Siggs, LW-
Minstead (SU21)1962threeSiggs, LWAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)22-May-1965oneAppleton, DAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)03-Jul-1965oneElse, GRAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)04-Jul-1965oneElse, GRAdult
Bursledon (SU40)1968-Watkinson, IAAdult
Catisfield (SU50)14-Jun-1968oneDickson, RJAdult
Burley (SU20)1969-Mackworth-Praed, CWAdult
Rowlands Castle (SU71)1969sixStanley, FCAdult
Linford (SU10)1969-Siggs, LWAdult
Minstead (SU21)1969-Siggs, LWAdult
Catisfield (SU50)18-Aug-1969oneDickson, RJAdult
Sandy Down (SZ39)1970-Watson, RWAdult
Bursledon (SU40)1970-Watkinson, IAAdult
West Walk, Wickham (SU51)29-May-1971oneDickson, RJAdult
West Walk, Wickham (SU51)26-May-1973oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)12-Jun-1976oneAppleton, DAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)14-Jun-1976oneAppleton, DAdult
Winchester (SU43)1977twoSterling, DHAdult
Hayling Island (SZ79)24-Aug-1978oneWalters, JAdult
Hayling Island (SZ79)27-Aug-1978oneWalters, JAdult
New Copse Inclosure, New Forest (SU30)1979-Sterling, DH-
New Copse Inclosure, New Forest (SU30)1979-Anon-
Botley Wood (SU51)1980-Langmaid, JR-
Balmer Lawn, NF (SU30)02-Jun-1983-Anon-
Winchester (SU43)1984oneSterling, DHAdult
Denny Wood, NF (SU30)1984-Anon-
Botley Wood (SU50)11-Aug-1984oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Frame Heath (SU30)18-Aug-1986-Anon-
Bank (SU20)01-Aug-1989onePickles, AJAdult
Roydon Woods HWT Reserve (SU30)25-Aug-1991-Budd, PAAdult
Burton, nr Christchurch (SZ19)23-Aug-2009oneSouthworth, JAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Pamber Forest (SU66)19-Jun-1976oneAppleton, DAdult
Selborne (SU73)04-Jun-2004oneAston, AAdult
Church Crookham (SU85)19-May-2005oneTheaker, AAdult

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