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1799 ~ Winter Moth ~ Operophtera brumata
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species throughout the county, but very under-recorded due to its winter flight time.

Wingspan :  M & F, 28-33mm.

Confusion species

Northern Winter Moth.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

All areas where trees and scrub are found.

Foodplant

Most broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg on the bark or a twig of the foodplant. Larva April-early June. Pupates in a tough cocoon on or in the soi
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 30th Oct 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by DB, 7th June 2013, Middletown

Photo by DB, 7th June 2013, Middletown