Light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana

The light brown apple moth has a wide host range of over 120 fruit, vegetable and ornamental plant species. Host plants include apple, pear, plum, strawberry, grape, potato and privet. They occur in Europe, North America and Oceania. The number of generations per year ranges from two to five according to temperature and host pant. Larvae feed on the surface layer of leaves under a protective layer of spun silk and leaves can be webbed together. Larvae also feed in fruits causing lesions and pitting, which causes economic damage. Monitor adults weekly from petal fall to the end of August using Mothcatcher or Delta traps with species-specific pheromone lures. The economic threshold for treatment is >30 moths per trap per week.
Light brown apple moth
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