Cyclophora ruficiliaria

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Cyclophora ruficiliaria
(1678a) Jersey Mocha (Cyclophora ruficiliaria) (30229577882).jpg
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C. ruficiliaria
Binomial name
Cyclophora ruficiliaria
Synonyms
  • Zonosoma ruficiliaria Herrich-Schaffer, 1855
  • Phalaena unilinearia Scharfenberg, 1805

Cyclophora ruficiliaria, the Jersey mocha, is a moth of the Geometridae family. The species can be found in Europe, in particular the Channel Islands as well as other parts of the mainland United Kingdom.

The first ever recorded sighting of the Jersey Mocha on the British mainland was in July, 2003 at Isle of Portland, Dorset.[2] Subsequently, the butterfly has been found again in Dorset, and has set up a small breeding colony in south-west Cornwall.[3] The first recorded sighting of the moth in Hertfordshire occurred in September 2016, on Roughdown Common.[4]

The wingspan is 25–30 mm. The moths fly from April to September depending on the location.

The larvae feed on oak.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home of Ichneumonoidea". Taxapad. Dicky Sick Ki Yu. 1997–2012. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "Jersey Mocha Cyclophora ruficiliaria". Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "Rare British moth: Jersey Mocha". Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "Exciting Moth news!". Retrieved May 8, 2017.

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