Operophtera fagata (Scharfenberg 1805) (Family Geometridae)


Male

Larva

Male Forewing Length: 14-18mm;
Wingspan: 32-40mm;
Female Wingless
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(Winter) (Earliest: 6.6) ? October - December
(Earliest: 25.11)

Biotopes:
Wet Forest

Hedge Rows

Beech Forest

Gardens
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Alnus glutinosa

Betula

Malus sylvestris

Prunus avium

Fagus sylvatica

Acer pseudoplatanus
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Cyzenis albicans Larva

Phorocera obscura Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Many Braconidae Larvae

Several Tachinidae Larvae

Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium: Operophtera fagata
Operophtera fagata
Nature Spot: Northern Winter Moth - Operophtera fagata
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Operophtera fagata
Lepiforum: Operophtera fagata
Insects on Birch: External Feeders


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