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Operophtera fagata (Scharfenberg, 1805)

Northern Winter Moth
70.1050 (B&F: 1800)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Geometroidea
  »Family: Geometridae
   »Subfamily: Larentiinae
    »Tribe: Operophterini

Synonym(s):

Operophtera boreata (Hübner, [1813])

Status and ecology:

This resident species is well distributed in the north-west of the county, but much less so elsewhere and currently unknown in the far east. Often fairly common and sometimes common at mv light in woods. Single-brooded flying mainly from mid November to early January. Larvae feed on silver birch (Pratt, 2011)

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Heathfield, East Sussex, 05 xii 2008 Photo: Nigel Kemp

Operophtera fagata (Scharfenberg, 1805)

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