Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Winter Moth
Operophtera brumata (Linnaeus, 1758)


Family: Geometridae
Subfamily: Larentiinae
Identification:
Wing Span: 2.8-3.3 cm
Life History:
Flight: October to February
Caterpillar Hosts: Willow, trembling aspen, paper birch, balsam poplar, and bigleaf maple
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Native to Europe, introduced to Northeast and Pacific Northwest, pest species in areas such as Boston. Established in the NW since the 1970s
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments:
Taxonomy Notes: None.