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Cornish Red Data (2009)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.

Cyclophora pendularia - Dingy Mocha

Range & Status

Found through most of Europe. In Britain, confined to east Dorset and west Hampshire (Waring & Townsend, 2003).

Regional Distribution

The only Cornish record was at light at Hatt, near Saltash in 2003.

Habitat & Ecology

Feeds on Willows Salix spp. on open heathland.


None, as unlikely to be breeding.


A UK BAP priority species.


I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.

The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.