Winter Moth Operophtera brumata

The Winter Moth, as its name implies, can be seen from October through to January. The male which Jon Cartwright has photographed is very different from the female which is flightless and has only rudimentary wings. The males can be seen at lighted windows and both sexes are found on tree bark after dark.

Male Winter Moth, Kinlet, 30 January 2015 ©Jon Cartwright

Female Winter Moth, Bliss Gate, 26 November 2011 ©Rosemary Winnall