Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)

Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) is a native Australian leaf– roller. The moths are pale brown with a wing span of about 10mm. Caterpillars are yellow when young and become green with a brown head. Pupae are 10-12mm long and turn from green to brown. Egg masses can be green to yellow-brown.

Look for: Egg masses and small caterpillars every 7-14 days from budburst. Caterpillars inside shoot tips, in leaf rolls, in young bunches and on the underside of mature leaves at flowering and onwards.