Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Immature stages

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Winter Moth
Operophtera brumata
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Northern Winter Moth
Operophtera fagata

(Scharfenberg, 1805) 1800 / 70.105
Norfolk status
Less common and less widely distributed than Winter Moth.

Much larger than Winter Moth, generally paler in colour with contrasting pale hindwing. (see comparison photo).

Woodland, Heathland, Scrub and Orchards.
Most often found by torch light on heathland in November and December.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 22 (32%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
Winter Moth - Northern Winter Moth comparison - Jon Clifton
Operophtera fagata Northern Winter moth male. Crostwight Heath 15-xii-13 - M ACourt (gen. det. J Wheeler slide 1401)
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/05/2020+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
02/05/2020128TF80 - Swaffham
17/01/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
12/01/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
16/12/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2020
   

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: one generation Oct-Dec.
Foodplant:   Birch and Alder
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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