Geometridae: Sterrhinae

1675 (ABH70.030) Dingy Mocha Cyclophora pendularia, (Clerck, 1759)

KR08012

SW Bulgaria, 3rd July 2011
SW Bulgaria, 3rd July 2011
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
SW Bulgaria, 3rd July 2011
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards

General Information

Pupates attached to a leaf by silken threads.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 12-14mm.
Foodplant(s): Eared Willow (Salix aurita), Grey Willow (Salix cinerea)
Flying: Two generations, May-early June and July-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Red Data Book

Habitat

Sallow scrub on open heathland and damp grassland not shaded by other trees.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.


Red Data Book

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
grey, blue, green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2