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Light Brown Apple Moth

From back in early September: a light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).  This is a leaf-roller moth of some economic importance as a pest. Its larvae grow on many types of plant, not just apple trees. It originated in Australia but has spread to Britain, New Zealand, Hawaii and has recently been discovered in California.

Photo taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2009-09-05.

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