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Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863)
Status .....Originally an Australian species, which was accidentally introduced into the UK in the 1930's. It is now an abundant moth, found throughout Nottinghamshire and especially from urban areas. The two-toned male is distinctive, but there is considerable variation in markings and size of individuals.
Photographed at Market Warsop May 2014
Photographed at Market Warsop October 2014
Photographed at Market Warsop September 2014
Early stages                            
Larva photographed on Privet Ligustrum ovalifolium at Market Warsop December 2022.
Pupa. Photographed on Sheep's Sorrel Rumex acetosella at Market Warsop.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Epiphyas postvittana
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Lound Moth Group. David Hursthouse. Phil Lee. Graham Beeley. Sean Tobin. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Phil Cadman. Meg Skinner. Pauline Bradford. Ian Hunt. Christine Perry. Graham Birkett. Martin Gray. Melanie Newman and Mike Hyatt. NBGRC. Steven Chick. Barry Lygo. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Tom Shields. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Ian Ellis. Jason and Lily Reece. Sandra Parkin. David Shaw. Brian Wetton. Graham Beeley.

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Updated January 2024
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