Description: The honeydew moth is a species of lepidopteran, 1.5 cm in length, that can attack several crops such as vine, cotton, citrus, pomegranate, and persimmon, among others.
Number of annual generations: normally, 3-5 generations a year.
Damage: larvae gnaw the surface of the fruits and penetrate them. The attacked fruit changes colour precociously and falls to the ground prematurely. They can also attack the flowers of the crop.