Geometridae : Larentiinae
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Winter Moth
Operophtera brumata

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1799 / 70.106
Photo © Samantha Batty,  30/12/21, male and flightless female, Austerfield, VC63

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Operophtera fagata
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Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Found in all five vice-counties. Common in most habitats and often noticed by the light of car headlamps in country lanes.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county and probably comparatively under-recorded as few people trap in winter.

Recorded in 130 (65%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: October - January
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/01/2023365SE37 - Ripon
01/01/2023165SE37 - Ripon
31/12/2022261SE94 - Middleton-on-the-Wolds
31/12/2022261TA07 - Hunmanby
31/12/2022461TA07 - Hunmanby
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