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Tortricidae
620368.003693.1Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863) – Light Brown Apple Moth

Rephah Berg
Distribution: Introduced from Australia.
Description/
Field Marks:
See TortAI species page at idtools.org
Genitalia: See TortAI species page at idtools.org
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Teras postvittana Walker, 1863
Teras basialbana Walker, 1863
Pandemis consociana Walker, 1863
Tortrix dissipata Meyrick, 1922
Dichelia foedana Walker, 1863
Tortrix oenopa Meyrick, 1910
Tortrix phaeosticha Turner, 1939
Tortrix pyrrhula Meyrick, 1910
Dichelia retractana Walker, 1863
Dichelia reversana Walker, 1863
Teras scitulana Walker, 1863
Teras secretana Walker, 1863
Tortrix stipularis Meyrick, 1910
Dichelia vicariana Walker, 1869
Taxonomic Notes: Epiphyas postvittana (Walker, 1863) is now recognized among the North American fauna north of Mexico.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, T. M. & M. E. Epstein, 2014. Tortricids of Agricultural Importance to the United States (TortAI). Identification Technology Program (ITP), USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST, Fort Collins, CO, species page at idtools.org.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 19.8m, .9m, .10f, .11f; p. 153. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Epiphyas postvittana
Rephah Berg
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Rephah Berg
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Rephah Berg
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Epiphyas postvittana
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CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
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CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Epiphyas postvittana
Jason Dombroskie
Epiphyas postvittana
Jason Dombroskie
Epiphyas postvittana
Jason Dombroskie

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