998 Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana ABH 49.039

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Family Tortricidae » Tortricinae

Wingspan 16-25 mm.

 

Flight period It flies in two generations between May and October.

 

Descripttion A variable moth, the underlying wing colour being various shades of orangey brown and typically but not always, paler towards the shoulder. An 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.Larva feeds on Evergreen Spindle, fruit trees and deciduous trees and bushes, causing sufficient damage to be a serious pest in some areas.

Habitat Gardens, particularly in built up areas.

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