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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BmARM-like protein and its homologs from 6 other insects, including Operophtera brumata, Amyelois transitella, Plutella xylostella, Danaus plexippus, Papilio machaon, and Papilio xuthus were clustered together into a Lepidoptera group.
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.