The Mocha – a nationally scarce moth

I found a Mocha in my moth trap this morning. According to Waring, Townsend and Lexington in their Field Guide to Moths of Great Britain and Ireland it is a Nationally Scarce B moth – which means it is found in less than 100 10km squares in the UK.

The caterpillars feed on field maple and one of its strongholds is south Devon.

Mocha -distribution

Here is the distribution of the species via the National Biodiversity Network

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