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Ceanothus stem gall moth
cereal leaf beetle
cherry ermine moth
chilli thrips
cinnabar moth
clay colored weevil
cottony camellia scale
cutworm Updated
cypress tip moth

dogwood sawfly
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elm leafminer
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European shot-hole borer Updated
European wool carder bee
emerald ash borer
Fall webworm
flatheaded cedar borer
hollyhock weevil
honeylocust plant bug
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huckleberry root aphids
ground mealybug
lady beetle gallery
leaf weevil
light brown apple moth
maple tip moth
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spruce aphid on spruce
oak ambrosia beetle
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obscure root weevil
Pacific flatheaded borer
peach tree borer
peach twig borer
pear psylla
pear leaf-curling midge
pear sawfly New
pine needle scale
poplar and willow borer
rose curculio weevil
rose midge
sequoia pitch moth
speckled green fruitworm
tent caterpillars
viburnum leaf beetle
violet gall midge
western poplar clearwing
western spotted cucumber beetle
white pine weevil
woolly ash aphid

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European grape vine moth
California has detected a new pest of vineyards in the Oakville area called European grape vine moth, Lobesia botrana. Caterpillars of this moth feed on fruit or flowers of grapes. Others hosts have been reported including olives, blackberries, cherries, nectarines, persimmons and pomegranates. According to the mini-risk assessment by Venette et al. 2003, secondary and/or wild hosts include: arbutus (Arbutus unedo), blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), bloody-twig dogwood (Cornus sanguinea), common jujube (Ziziphus jujuba), common moonseed (Menispermum canadense), cornelian cherry (Cornus mas), dewberry (Rubus caesius), ivy (Hedera helix), lilac (Syringa vulgaris), privet (Ligustrum vulgare), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), spurgeflax daphne (Daphne gnidium), Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica), travelers joy (Clematis vitalba), Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), and the Wayfaring tree (Viburnum lantana) and the adult moths show an oviposition preference for privet and certain grape cultivars, such as ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’.

The risk of establishment of this pest is considered high if introduced based on prior risk assessments though interceptions have been relatively rare. It is thought to be well-adapted to temperate climates with broadleaf trees and forests such as can be found in the North Willamette Valley.



Useful Links:

Venette, R.C., Davis, E.E., DaCosta, M., Heisler, H. & M. Larson. 2003. Mini Risk Assessment: Grape berry moth, Lobesia botrana (Denis & chiffermuller)[Lepidoptera: Tortricidae]. Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108. Aphis

The Press Democrat article: New vineyard pest detected in Napa County

HYPP Zoology home page: Vine Moth, Grape moth
Images of the moth, larva, and damage at this site


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