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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 &quot;sub-optimal&quot; 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.<br />
More images of this series:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/104740/operophtera_brumata_-_eggs_on_trailer_cover.html" title="Operophtera brumata - Eggs on trailer cover"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/104740_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1623888010&Signature=kRtmYCx%2BUkXYQ5eLsWawHx%2FG7As%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Operophtera brumata - Eggs on trailer cover For more info, see with this image:<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/104744/operophtera_brumata_-_ovae_on_bark.html" title="Operophtera brumata - Ovae on bark"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/104744_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1623888010&Signature=28Lh0cFZmz21jwIGldrNoEGZkl8%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Operophtera brumata - Ovae on bark For more info, see with this image:<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/104741/operophtera_brumata_-_eggs.html" title="Operophtera brumata - Eggs"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/104741_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1623888010&Signature=gKWFadk6KTNGlFbPMvkNVHlKXpY%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Operophtera brumata - Eggs I quite like the conspicuous shape of these eggs, with the one &quot;blunt&quot; side :o)<br />
For more info, see with this image:<br />
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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.
More images of this series:

Operophtera brumata - Eggs on trailer cover For more info, see with this image:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/104743/operophtera_brumata_-_female_with_egg.html Eggs,Geometridae,Jane's garden,Larentiinae,Lepidoptera,Operophtera,Operophtera brumata,Operophterini,Ovae,Winter moth,nl: Kleine wintervlinder

Operophtera brumata - Ovae on bark For more info, see with this image:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/104743/operophtera_brumata_-_female_with_egg.html Eggs,Geometridae,Jane's garden,Larentiinae,Lepidoptera,Operophtera,Operophtera brumata,Operophterini,Ovae,Winter moth,nl: Kleine wintervlinder

Operophtera brumata - Eggs I quite like the conspicuous shape of these eggs, with the one "blunt" side :o)<br />
For more info, see with this image:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/104743/operophtera_brumata_-_female_with_egg.html Eggs,Geometridae,Jane's garden,Larentiinae,Lepidoptera,Operophtera,Operophtera brumata,Operophterini,Ovae,Winter moth,nl: Kleine wintervlinder

    comments (2)

  1. Really nice job, you've documented the life cycle of this unusual species so well! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Ahw ... should have caterpillars somewhere too, but not (yet) categorized properly, so it would take a lot of "browsing" through folders with "caterpillar indet" images ... (HUGE backlog :-/ ) Posted 5 months ago

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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.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Nov 22, 2020.