Scientific name: Epiphyas postvittana
Two generations between May and October, especially abundant in the autumn. An Australian species which was first recorded in Cornwall in 1936.
The males are smaller than the females. The forewings of the males are half pale yellowish and half reddish brown, whereas the females are more uniform in colour from yellowish brown to orange-brown.
The adults fly at dusk and are attracted to light. They may be disturbed from vegetation during the day.
Size and Family
- Family – Tortricidae
- Small Sized
- Wingspan Range – 14-24mm
- UK BAP: Not listed
Caterpillar Food Plants
A pest species of Australian orchards, the caterpillars feed on a range of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.
Gardens and a wide range of other habitats.
- Countries – England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
- Common throughout most of England and much of Wales. Less widely spread in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland.