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Operophtera fagata (Scharfenberg, 1805)

Northern Winter Moth
70.1050 (B&F: 1800)

Operophtera boreata (Hübner, [1813])

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Larentiinae
        »Tribe: Operophterini

This resident species is well distributed in the north-west of the county, but much less so elsewhere and currently unknown in the far east. Often fairly common and sometimes common at mv light in woods. Single-brooded flying mainly from mid November to early January. Larvae feed on silver birch (Pratt, 2011)

Operophtera fagata (Scharfenberg, 1805)
Southwater, 13 xi 2020
Photo: Graham Meech
Operophtera fagata (Scharfenberg, 1805)
Heathfield, East Sussex, 05 xii 2008
Photo: Nigel Kemp
Operophtera fagata (Scharfenberg, 1805)
larva beaten from Blackthorn
Woods Mill SWT Reserve, 12 v 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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