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998 Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana

(Walker, 1863)

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Light Brown Apple Moth  Epiphyas postvittana (Adult)

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Early June, Cheshire.

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Early June, Cheshire.

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Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana

(Walker, 1863)

Wingspan 16-25 mm.

This originally Australian species was probably accidentally introduced into Cornwall in the 1930's and since then has spread quickly northwards, and is now regular in many parts, and very common in some areas.

A pest species in Australian orchards, it is one of the most catholic polyphages in Britain, and should be considered as a possibility when identifying larvae off any plant.

It flies in two generations between May and October.

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