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1799 Winter Moth, Operophtera brumata (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status and ecology:

A resident species often fairly common to common at mv light in woods and bushy places throughout the county, although less frequent along treeless parts of the coast. Single-brooded flying mainly from mid October to the third week of January. Larvae feed on deciduous trees including apple, silver birch, rowan, wych elm, oak and sloe. (Pratt, 2011)

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Henfield, 02 xii 2011 Photo: Richard Roebuck

Operophtera brumata (Linnaeus, 1758)

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