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

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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
Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863)
Teras postvittana Walker, 1863 (1)
Many Australian synonyms, none from North America.
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin post + vitta meaning "back-banded," for the "reddish stripe" that "extends along the interior border, and is dilated towards the exterior border." (1)
Forewing length 7-12 mm. (2)
Wingspan 16-25 mm.
Pupa 8-10 mm.
Larva to 20 mm.
See LBAM ID fact sheet in Internet References for detailed information on all life stages. (3)
Introduced, 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.
Type locality: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney.
Highly polyphagous
Life Cycle
1. Larva. 2. Pupa. 3 and 4. Adults

See Also
Clepsis fucana (Walsingham)
Argyrotaenia franciscana (Walsingham)
Print References
Walker, F., 1863. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part XXVIII – Tortricites and Tineites. British Museum (Natural History), p.297. (1)