I have what appears to be Grape Plume Moth larva feeding on the terminal...

Asked June 2, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

I have what appears to be Grape Plume Moth larva feeding on the terminal leaves of my backyard grape vines. They are maybe a quarter of an inch long, light green in color and hairy. Somehow they manage to fold in the tender terminal leaves and hold them together with a silk-like web as they consume them. What is the best means of controlling them?

Nicollet County Minnesota insect issues viticulture

1 Response

Plume moth larvae rarely occur in large enough numbers in vineyards to justify control measures. http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/grapeipm/Pesticide.htm