Operophtera brumata (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Geometridae)


Female

Larva on Fagus sylvatica

On Crataegus

Male Forewing Length: 13-16mm, Wingspan: 22-28mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(Winter) March - July
(Earliest: 25.4)
June - October October - February
(Earliest: 16.11)

Biotopes:
Hedge Rows

Wet Forest
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Several Rosaceae

Fagus sylvatica

Quercus robur

Betula

Corylus avellana

Calluna vulgaris
Possible Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Salix
Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Eulophus abdominalis Larva

Several Tachinidae Larvae
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae
Predators:
Philonthus decorus

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Operophtera brumata
Operophtera brumata
Nature Spot: Winter Moth - Operophtera brumata
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Operophtera brumata
Lepiforum: Operophtera brumata
HYPP Zoology: Winter Moth


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