70.032 .... B&F 1677
Birch Mocha Cyclophora albipunctata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Status .....Common in the south of the UK, but a very rare moth in Nottinghamshire, where it currently has Grade 2 status. Birch Mocha was previously recorded back in August 2005 at Misson Carr, before the one in the lower two photographs was trapped by Martin Warne of the Lound Moth Group in July 2014. In August 2023, I trapped the specimen below, at Misson Carr, which was the first one there since 2005.
Photographed at Misson Carr August 2023
Photographed at the Idle Valley NR July 2014
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Birch Mocha
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Lound Moth Group. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Phil Lee. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021).

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Updated September 2023
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