Geometridae: Sterrhinae

08016 Birch Mocha Cyclophora albipunctata, (Hufnagel, 1767)

BF1677 (ABH70.032)


General Information

This is the most widespread and frequent of the mochas.


Flies from dusk.


Pupates attached to a birch leaf.

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

Forewing length: 12-14mm.
Foodplant(s): Downy Birch (Betula pubescens), Silver Birch (Betula pendula)
Flying: Two generations, early May-late June and late July-end August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Heathland areas with birch, woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
Green, yellow, brown, grey, red
No. of Proleg Pairs: