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  Birch Mocha Cyclophora albipunctata  

B&F: 1677

ABH: 70.032

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Rare.

Primary Habitat: Woodland.

Flight Period: Double brooded from May to August.

Records: 12 August 1997 Cottesbrooke Park (P. Horsnail), 14 May 1994 Werrington (P. Waring) and 20 August 2008 Collyweston Great Wood (R. Follows).

Observations: Although known from few localities over the years the species was regarded as common at Castor Hanglands in the first half of the last century by R.E.M. Pilcher writing in the 1960’s in unpublished material. Although the reserve has been well worked the moth has not been seen there since. Earlier known sites are Farming Woods 1955 and Weekley Hall Wood 1921–1932.

L.O.N. Undated. Vict. Hist.

First Record: 1902, Victoria County History.