Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Winter Moth
Operophtera brumata
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Northern Winter Moth
Operophtera fagata

(Scharfenberg, 1805) 1800 / 70.105

Davey, P., 2009: Widespread in Britain, the larva feeding on birch (Betula spp.), apple (Malus domestica), wild plum (Prunus domestica) and wild cherry (Prunus avium). The female has rudimentary wings. In Dorset, the moth appears to be rare, although moth-trapping effort is limited at such late dates. The moth has been found amongst birch at Trigon, at Norden and on The Triangle at Arne and amongst deciduous woodland in the north of the county, historically at Iwerne Minster, and more recently... Read More

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Recorded in 9 (23%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1945.
Last Recorded in 2011.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: October - December
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/11/201119SY88 Wool / Lulworth
21/11/201119SU11 Alderholt
21/11/201119SY89 Bere Regis
07/11/201119SU11 Alderholt
200539ST91 Tarrant Gunville

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