Light Brown Apple Moth

  • Light Brown Apple Moth
    Light Brown Apple Moth
  • Light Brown Apple Moth
    Light Brown Apple Moth
  • Light Brown Apple Moth
    Light Brown Apple Moth
  • Light Brown Apple Moth
    Light Brown Apple Moth
  • Light Brown Apple Moth
    Light Brown Apple Moth
  • Light Brown Apple Moth
    Light Brown Apple Moth
  • Light Brown Apple Moth
    Light Brown Apple Moth
  • Light Brown Apple Moth
    Light Brown Apple Moth

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

Conservation status

  • UK BAP: Not listed
  • Common

Caterpillar Food Plants

A pest species of Australian orchards, the caterpillars feed on a range of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.

Habitat

Gardens and a wide range of other habitats.

Distribution

  • Countries – England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
  • Common throughout most of England and much of Wales. Less widely spread in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland.