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Epiphyas postvittana
Light Brown Apple-moth (Walker, 1863)
Tortricidae: Tortricinae
998 / 49.039
Photo © Murray Smith,  02/02/2021 - Lingwood

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: m16-21mm, f17-25mm
Flight: Overlapping Mar - Nov.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Extremely variable species with numerous recurring forms.
Male usually distinguished by abrupt colour division of the forewing.
Female larger.

Recent Australian arrival accidentally introduced into Cornwall in the 1930's, still expanding its range.

Recorded in 62 (90%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1994.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/04/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
27/04/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
24/04/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/04/2021128TF52 - Terrington
20/04/2021128TF52 - Terrington
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