Grape plume moth, Pterophorus periscelidactylus(Fitch)

This is taken primarily from an extension bulletin by D. G. Pfeiffer & P. B. Schultz, entitled "Major Insect and Mite Pests of Grape in Virginia" (Va. Coop. Ext. Serv. 444-567 (1986))
While this pest is not a major problem in commercial vineyards, it may be one of the most frequently seen spring pests on grape in Virginia. Eggs are laid in groups of two to ten on vines. Caterpillars are light green with white hairs, and are about 20 mm long. They feed on the upper leaf surfaces, tying the edges together with silk. Pupation occurs in early to mid June. The adult appears in late June. The moth is light brown with lighter markings, possessing narrow, plumed wings, and is about 14 mm long.

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