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Operophtera brumata - Female side Females of the winter moth are short winged (flightless) and one of the few species of moths active in winter. Geometridae,Larentiinae,Lepidoptera,Operophtera,Operophtera brumata,Operophterini,Winter moth,nl: Kleine wintervlinder Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Operophtera brumata - Female side

Females of the winter moth are short winged (flightless) and one of the few species of moths active in winter.

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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
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Uploaded Jan 19, 2017.