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Species Epiphyas postvittana - Light Brown Apple Moth - Hodges#3693.1

Moth - Epiphyas postvittana Moth - Epiphyas postvittana Tortricid - Epiphyas postvittana Another brown one - Epiphyas postvittana Moth on blackberry leaf - Epiphyas postvittana Tomato product - Epiphyas postvittana - female Unknown moth - Epiphyas postvittana Epiphyas postvittana ? - Epiphyas postvittana
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Tortricinae
Tribe Archipini
Genus Epiphyas
Species postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth - Hodges#3693.1)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
LBAM (abbreviation)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichelia vicariana
Explanation of Names
Author of species is (Walker, 1863).
Adult: 16-25 mm wingspan
Pupa: 8-10 mm
Larva: up to 20 mm
First confirmed in Alameda County in California near San Francisco in 2007; it's been reported from at least 11 counties in both northern and southern California- and it's still spreading.

For maps of current distribution in the United States, click here
Life Cycle
1. Larva. 2. Pupa. 3 and 4. Adults

Originally from Australia.
Internet References
UC IPM, PDF - Quarantine, Management, and Potential Impacts.
CDFA > PHPPS > Light Brown Apple Moth Program California Dept of Food & Agriculture site.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Plant Pest Information - Light Brown Apple Moth Canadian site (The moth hasn't reached Canada, so the focus is on measures to keep it out).