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

(Walker, 1863)49.039

An adventive from Australia first discovered in Cornwall in 1936. From the 1980s onwards it spread rapidly throughout the UK and is now one of the most frequently recorded tortrix species. Common and widespread across our region. Sexually dimorphic, with the female larger than the male. Both are quite variable in appearance.

Recorded in 66 (85%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1995.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
31/12/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU86
23/12/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU88
17/12/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP84
29/11/20221VC22 - BerkshireSP40
28/11/20223VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP80
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