Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Immature stages

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Northern Winter Moth
Operophtera fagata
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Winter Moth
Operophtera brumata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 70.106/1799
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 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
Winter Moth - Northern Winter Moth comparison - Jon Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/05/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/05/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
01/05/2019128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
30/04/2019128TF80 - Swaffham
28/01/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Season: one generation Oct-Jan.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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