Geometridae : Larentiinae
ABH BF

Photo © Steve Mills,  Holt Country Park 10.12.09

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Northern Winter Moth
Operophtera fagata
 
Winter Moth
1799 Operophtera brumata
(Linnaeus, 1758) 70.106
Norfolk status
Well distributed and abundant. Extremely common, in woodland, parks and gardens throughout much of the British Isles.
As its English name suggests, this moth occurs from late autumn through to January or February.

Females are virtually wingless, and crawl up tree-trunks to await the arrival of males.

The larvae can occur in great numbers, reaching pest status in some areas.

Recorded in 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
Winter Moth - Northern Winter Moth comparison - Jon Clifton
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/05/2014328TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
15/05/2014327TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
14/05/2014427TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
10/05/2014227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
09/05/2014128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Season: one generation Oct-Jan.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Nat Status: Common
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