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Winter moth

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Operophtera
Higher classification  Operophtera
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Geometridae
Scientific name  Operophtera brumata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Hemlock, Elm leaf beetle, Larch, Elm, Emerald ash borer

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The winter moth (Operophtera brumata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is an abundant species of Europe and the Near East and one of very few Lepidoptera of temperate regions in which the adults are active in the depth of winter.


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The female of this species is virtually wingless and cannot fly, but the male is fully winged and flies strongly.

Winter moth Winter Moth Identification Management Center for Agriculture

Winter moths are considered an invasive species in North America; Nova Scotia experienced the first confirmed infestations in the 1930s. The moth is now found in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. In Massachusetts, the moths have attracted the attention of several media outlets due to the severity of the infestation. In northern Rhode Island, damage to fruit orchards has been attributed to winter moth, and it is now reported in mid-southern Rhode Island (Bristol/Barrington area and Warwick). Efforts at biological control are underway. There have been unconfirmed reports of infestations in southern New Hampshire.

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How to treat the winter moth caterpillar


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The forewing ground colour varies from grey-yellow to beige-brown or occasionally slightly reddish tinted. The patterns are often band-shaped dark brownish, often indistinct.The fringe is yellowish. The hindwings are pale grey or yellow grey.The antennae are short and finely hairy. The flightless female, has a brownish grey body color. It has rudimentary wing stubs, which are coloured brown to grey and have dark bands.


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Northern and Central Europe. In the South, its range extends to after Northern Italy, in the East to the Caucasus and Asia Minor. In the North to the Baltic. Also New England.

Recorded food plants

  • Acer - Maple
  • Amelanchier - Serviceberry
  • Betula - Birch
  • Calluna - Heather
  • Carpinus - Hornbeam
  • Castanea - Chestnut
  • Corylus - Hazel
  • Cotoneaster
  • Crataegus - Hawthorn
  • Cydonia - Quince
  • Fagus - Beech
  • Fraxinus - Ash
  • Larix - Larch
  • Malus - Apple
  • Myrica - Bayberry
  • Ostrya - Hophornbeam
  • Picea - Spruce
  • Populus - Poplar
  • Prunus - Cherry
  • Pyrus - Pear
  • Quercus - Oak
  • Rhamnus - Buckthorn
  • Rhododendron
  • Ribes - Currant
  • Rosa - Rose
  • Rubus - Raspberry
  • Salix - Willow
  • Sorbus - Mountain ash
  • Tilia - Linden
  • Ulmus - Elm
  • Vaccinium macrocarpon - Large cranberry / American cranberry
  • Viburnum
  • References

    Winter moth Wikipedia

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