Geometroidea

Larentiinae

Imago
Genus
Operophtera
Species
brumata
Author/Year
Linnaeus, 1758
English Vernacular
Winter Moth
French Vernacular
Phalène brumeuse
Annual Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Wingspan: Male 28-34mm, Female is flightless

Imago: Univoltine, an occasional visitor to light here, although it is very common in all the forested areas locally and lots are seen in vehicle headlights.

Larva: Polyphagous, feeding on a huge variety of trees and shrubs, also seen on heather.

Overwinter: As an egg.

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