Tortricidae: Tortricinae

0998 (ABH49.039) Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana, (Walker, 1863)

KR04632

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Hemingford Grey, April 2013 (pupa ex Solidago canadensis seedheads)
Hemingford Grey, April 2013 (pupa ex Solidago canadensis seedheads)
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 11th April 2020. MV trap.
Hemingford Grey, 11th April 2020. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 11th April 2020. 20w wemlite trap.
Hemingford Grey, 11th April 2020. 20w wemlite trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 20th December 2017. MV trap.
Hemingford Grey, 20th December 2017. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 20th December 2017. MV trap.
Hemingford Grey, 20th December 2017. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is an extremely variable species with numerous recurring forms. Males can usually be distinguished by the abrupt colour division of the forewing. The female is larger


Wingspan: m16-21mm, f17-25mm
Flying: Two overlapping generations, March-November
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 59 (21.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in April 2020

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 January to 22 December

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 January to 16 April

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