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Winter Moth or Northern Winter Moth?

Observed: 25th December 2010 By: John BrattonInvertebrates expert
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Description:

Richard Lewington's book shows the female Winter Moth's wings as barely more than stubs, while the female Northern Winter Moth's wings reach half the length of the abdomen. This suggests my specimens are Northern Winter Moth, but as this is much the rarer of the two in North Wales, I would welcome a lepidopterist's opinion, please. Found dead on the snow, 25 Dec. 2010, birch woodland, Llandegfan Common, Anglesey.

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Species with which Northern Winter Moth (Operophtera fagata) interacts

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Thanks very much. The first

Thanks very much. The first Anglesey record this millennium according to trawsgoed.com

John