winter moth

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winter moth

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(Animals) a brown geometrid moth, Operophtera brumata, of which the male is often seen against lighted windows in winter, the female being wingless
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In searching GenBank, homologs of BmARM-like protein were found in many insects, including Papilio xuthus (KPI94899.1), Papilio Machaon (XP_014368349.1), Amyelois transitella (XP_013191284.1), Plutella xylostella (XP_011560493.1), Danaus plexippus (EHJ73656.1), Operophtera brumata (KOB71817.1), Athalia rosae (XP_012263420.1), Aedes aegypti (XP_001650042.1), Culex quinquefasciatus (XP_001843480.1), Anopheles gambiae (XP_319205.3), Anopheles sinensis (KFB52334.1), and Habropoda laboriosa (KOC68595.1).
Researchers including van Grunsven discovered dips in the percentages of winter moths (Operophtera brumata) that had mated on oak tree trunks illuminated with white, red or green LEDs.
The role of alternative host-plant species in the life of a polyphagous moth, Operophtera brumata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae).
Quite what Operophtera Brumata makes of global warming is anyone's guess, but it was good to get a chance to watch the moth, which has a silvery sheen to the wings.