Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Approx Length (c. 10.5mm) Wingspan (m16-21mm, f17-25mm)
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Epiphyas postvittana
Light Brown Apple-moth

(Walker, 1863)998 / 49.039

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: An adventive species from Australia that has become abundant.

Life Style: A species that can be found in any of its life stages at any time of the year. The moth comes to light. The larvae feed on any live vegetation from a tightly spun habitation where they pupate.

Identification: A sexually dimorphic species. The male is smaller than the female. The male commonly has a paler wing base head and thorax and a darker distal two thirds. The female is exceedingly variable. It commonly shows an elongate pre-apical costal patch, a darker termen and an indication of the location of the edge of the dark part of the male patterning. This species has a recognisable wing shape. More Info

Recorded in 44 (76%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1998.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

Clepsis consimilana  |  Lozotaeniodes formosana >

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/10/2021226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
26/10/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/10/2021225TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
25/10/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
24/10/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: m16-21mm, f17-25mm
Flight: Overlapping Mar - Nov.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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