Cyclophora porata - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 6 August 2014
Cyclophora porata Adult


© Robin Howard

Cyclophora porata (Linnaeus, 1767)

False Mocha
L'Éphyre trouée

Wingspan: 25-32m

A bivoltine species on the wing from April to June and again from July to September. A regular visitor to light and sugar, a species of heathland and open woodland recorded from Las Descargues and the Fournanty Plateau.

The larva feeds on species of oak Quercus spp., before overwintering as a pupa.