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49.039 ~ 0998 ~ Epiphyas postvittana ~ Light Brown Apple Moth
UK Status

Resident. This species was introduced to this country in Cornwall in 1936. Since then it has steadily spread northwards and is now very common in some areas of Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Widespread and fairly common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M. 16-21mm. F. 17-25mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Wherever foodplant is found.


Found on many shrubs.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on upper surface of leaf. Larva loosely spins the leaves and feeds within. Pupates in larval habitation.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 15th Sept 2012, Middletown