Operophtera brumata - Female with egg
This lady was sitting on my trailer and had spread some fresh eggs around on the cover. As I suspect this to be a "sub-optimal" habitat for the eggs or caterpillars once they hatch, I decided to take the eggs down and put them on some bark for the time being. Will shoot some more images in a few days and then put them on a tree.
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The winter moth 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. The female of this species is virtually wingless and cannot fly, but the male is fully winged and flies strongly.