Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Epiphyas postvittana

Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863)

light brown apple moth

mainly on dicotyledons

parasite

Larvae among spun leaves.

host plants

extremely polyphagous

Actinidia deliciosa; Camellia; Ceanothus; Citrus; Diospyros; Eriobotrya; Fragaria; Laurus nobilis; Lonicera; Malus domestica; Mangifera indica; Musa x paradisiaca; Persea americana; Pyracantha; Pyrus; Rhododendron; Ribes; Rubus; Skimmia japonica; Vaccinium; Viscum album; Vitis.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

notes

Australian species, invasive in New Zealand, Hawaii, California and Europe (initially England).

references

Brockerhoff, Suckling, Ecroyd, ao (2011a), Brown, Epstein, Gilligan, ao (2010a), Gaona, Grundy, Rodríguez, ao (2020a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Parsons & McGill (2010a), Pérez Santa-Rita, Ros-Prieto, Vieira, ao (2018a).

Last modified 30.viii.2021