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Thursday
Sep122013

Moth

A tortrix moth, probably of species Epiphyas postvittana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).  I originally had this down as the similar-looking Aleimma loeflingiana but was put right by PPer  in the comments below.

The brown markings are somewhat variable in both of these species.

Photos taken in Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK, on 2013-09-07..

Reader Comments (2)

Hi - nice pictures !
i think this moth is Epiphyas postvittana (Llight brown apple moth), an invasive species from Australia, very variable.
February 18 | Unregistered CommenterPPer
I think you are probably right. This moth lacks the dark brown line along the hind end of the wings which is present in all the photos of adults of A.loeflingiana at UK Moths. Also the date of September 7th is a bit late for the July-August range given there for that species but nicely fits with the "two generations between May and October" given for Epiphyas postvittana.
February 20 | Registered CommenterTristram Brelstaff

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