Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
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The male is usually distinguished by the abrupt division of the forewing medially into a pale basal area and darker apical area, and the female by its large size and relatively elongate forewing, often with greatly reduced markings. Extremely variable species with numerous recurring forms.
It flies in two generations between May and Octobe. Larva polyphagous on a wide range of plants, including Evergreen Spindle, causing sufficient damage to fruit trees to be a serious pest in some areas.r.
This originally Australian species was probably accidentally introduced into Cornwall in the 1930's and since then has spread quickly northwards, now regular in many parts, and common in many areas.Shows a marked preference for urban gardens,