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Epiphyas postvittana
Light Brown Apple Moth (Walker, 1863)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
998 / 49.039
Photo © Allan Archer,  In trap 17.4 Wymondham

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Similar Species: None
Wingspan: m16-21mm, f17-25mm
Flight: Overlapping Mar - Nov.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Status
Extremely variable species with numerous recurring forms.
Male usually distinguished by abrupt colour division of the forewing.
Female larger.

Recent Australian arrival accidentally introduced into Cornwall in the 1930's, still expanding its range.

Recorded in 63 (85%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1994.
Last Recorded in 2024.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
02/04/2024127TG20Norwich (Earlham)
01/04/2024128TF51Walpole Highway
31/03/2024128TF51Walpole Highway
30/03/2024127TG31Upton
30/03/2024128TF51Walpole Highway
30/03/2024127TG23North Walsham
30/03/2024128TF63Snettisham
29/03/2024128TF63Heacham
29/03/2024127TG24Cromer
29/03/2024128TF63Snettisham
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