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Northern Winter Moth
Operophtera fagata
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Winter Moth
Operophtera brumata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1799 / 70.106

avey, P., 2009: Common in Britain, the larva feeding on most trees and shrubs. The female is practically wingless. Nurserymen paint sticky substances around the circumference of fruit trees to prevent females reaching the buds to lay eggs. In Dorset, the moth is practically ubiquitous, and ranges from abundant in deciduous woodland and unstrimmed hedgerow habitat, and frequent to common elsewhere.

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: October - Januarty
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/12/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
30/12/201919SZ07 Swanage
28/12/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
28/12/201919ST61 Sherborne
27/12/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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