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Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863)

Light Brown Apple Moth
49.0390 (B&F: 998)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Tortricoidea
    »Family: Tortricidae
      »Subfamily: Tortricinae
        »Tribe: Archipini

Common

Since the first Sussex record as recently as 1984, this species (originally from Australia) has become a common to abundant resident in a very wide range of habitats, especially in the south and east of the county. It is still increasing and is now a horticultural pest in some gardens. Continuously brooded with records in every month but mainly from May to December. Often flies by day. Larvae feed on a huge variety of flowers, shrubs and crops. (Pratt, 2011)

Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863)
Battle, 29 ix 2018
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863)
Bexhill-on-Sea, 27 xii 2015
Photo: Derek Crawley
Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863)
Lindfield, 30 ix 2014
Photo: Bob Foreman
Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863)
ex larva on Aeonium
Lindfield, 01 i 2013
Photo: Bob Foreman
Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863)
unusual form
Lindfield, 2 x 2008
Photo: Bob Foreman

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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