Jasmine moth

Jasmine moth

Palpita unionalis


jasmin, olive

Description: The Jasmine moth is a Lepidoptera with a 3 cm wingspan. It is a polyphagous species that attacks several crops, mainly olive and jasmine, especially young plantations.


Number of annual generations: normally, generations overlap each other, and the number can vary between 2-6 depending on the area’s climatology.


Damage: feeding larvae destroy the apex of the shoots. In situations where the pest is prolific, it may attack olives, feeding on the pulp.