Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ex larva on Birch, Uffmoor Wood, Worcestershire 29.4.09. Photographed Novemver 10th 2009.

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Winter Moth
Operophtera brumata
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Northern Winter Moth
Operophtera fagata

(Scharfenberg, 1805) 1800 / 70.105

A fairly common resident.

Found in a range of habitats.

Overwinters as an egg. Females are wingless, males fly from dusk and come readily to light.

Note Males are very similar to Winter Moth but more silky in appearance and the hindwings are longer so they protrude slightly beyond the forewings when resting.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 58 (41%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: October - December
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/12/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
21/12/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO65
20/12/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
27/11/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
26/11/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75

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