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Hampshire and
Isle of Wight Branch

Winter Moth - Operophtera brumata

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 1799

The Winter Moth can be found wherever there are trees or shrubs, including hedgerows and gardens. Only the male will be seen flying, often in car headlights at night, as the female has rudimentary wings and cannot fly. It is a resident species, common in our area and can be attracted to light. After dark both sexes can be found on the bark of trees.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

Flight Times


More detailed information on this species can be found on the Hantsmoths website.

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