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Northern Winter Moth
Operophtera fagata
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Winter Moth
Operophtera brumata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1799 / 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 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
Winter Moth - Northern Winter Moth comparison - Jon Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
26/06/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
05/06/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
14/05/2024128TL99Little Ellingham
11/05/2024127TG10Cringleford / Intwood
11/05/2024+28TF74Barrow Common
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: one generation Oct-Jan.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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