Light-brown apple moth

24 May 2024
A late evening stroll reveals lots of tiny moths fluttering in the grasslands. They are usually known by experts by their scientific name Epiphyas postvittana but it's easier to remember the vernacular 'light-brown apple moth'. Only about a quarter of an inch long they are regarded as something of a pest by fruit growers but their gentle flutterings have a certain charm and mark the transition from day to night.