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Pests of Grapes :: Minor Pests ::Plume Moth


8.  Plume moth: Oxyptilus regulus (Pterophoridae: Lepidoptera)
Plume moth lays eggs singly around fruit stalks, on peduncles and wherever grapes in a bunch are contiguous. Larva enters grapes near fruit stalk and tunnels through pulp into seeds. A single larva attacks many grapes.