European grapevine moth

European grapevine moth

Lobesia botrana



Description: The European grapevine moth is a Lepidoptera about 7 mm long. It is one of the most common pests of the vine and table grapes.


Number of annual generations: normally, there are three generations a year, although in favourable weather conditions there may be a fourth.


Damage: first generation caterpillars feed on the floral buds and the 2nd and 3rd buds, which are the ones that cause the most important damages to the fruit, causing damage that favours the entry of secondary fungi such as Botrytis cinerea.