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Approx Length (c. 10.5mm) Wingspan (male 16-21mm, female 17-25mm)
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Epiphyas postvittana

(Walker, 1863)998 / 49.039

Very common resident, imported from Australia and first recorded in Britain in 1936.

Extremely polyphagous on all sorts of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants with larvae feeding in tightly spun shoots and leaves in overlapping broods throughout the year.

Recorded in 97 (69%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1976.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: male 16-21mm, female 17-25mm
Flight: Overlapping generations, March - November
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
22/12/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
19/12/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
03/12/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
30/11/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSO99
28/11/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
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