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998 Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863)

Status and ecology:

National Status: Common

Since the first Sussex record as recently as 1984, this species (originally from Australia) has become a common to abundant resident in a very wide range of habitats, especially in the south and east of the county. It is still increasing and is now a horticultural pest in some gardens. Continuously brooded with records in every month but mainly from May to December. Often flies by day. Larvae feed on a huge variety of flowers, shrubs and crops. (Pratt, 2011)

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Bexhill-on-Sea, 27 xii 2015 Photo: Derek Crawley

Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863)

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Distribution map for Epiphyas postvittana

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