Geometridae: Sterrhinae

08012 Dingy Mocha Cyclophora pendularia, (Clerck, 1759)

BF1675 (ABH70.030)

SW Bulgaria, July 2011
SW Bulgaria, July 2011
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
SW Bulgaria, July 2011
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies

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:


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

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
grey, blue, green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: