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Operophtera brumata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Winter Moth
70.1060 (B&F: 1799)


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

A resident species often fairly common to common at mv light in woods and bushy places throughout the county, although less frequent along treeless parts of the coast. Single-brooded flying mainly from mid October to the third week of January. Larvae feed on deciduous trees including apple, silver birch, rowan, wych elm, oak and sloe. (Pratt, 2011)

Operophtera brumata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Woods Mill, 22 xi 2018
Photo: Bob Foreman
Operophtera brumata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Arlington Reservoir, 13 v 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Operophtera brumata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Arlington Reservoir, 13 v 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Operophtera brumata (Linnaeus, 1758)
mating pair
Henfield, 02 xii 2011
Photo: Richard Roebuck
Operophtera brumata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Crawley down, 31 xii 2007
Photo: Jonathan Ruff
Operophtera brumata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Warnham LNR, 18 xi 2004
Photo: Sam Bayley
Operophtera brumata (Linnaeus, 1758)
apterous female
Edburton, 17 xii 2010
Photo: Tony Wilson

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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