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Species Lobesia botrana - European Grapevine Moth

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Olethreutini
Genus Lobesia
Species botrana (European Grapevine Moth )
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lobesia botrana (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)
Phylogenetic sequence #990445
Size
FWL ≈ 4.5-8.0 mm (1)
Range
Widely distributed in Europe, Central Asia, and parts of Africa. It has been recently discovered in California. (1)
Food
Larvae feed on the flowers and fruit of grape and certain other plants. It is considered a major vineyard pest in its native range. (1)
Remarks
Eradicated and no longer present in California.
See Also
Paralobesia viteana - size and wing pattern very similar, but the two species are easily separated by genitalia examination. (1)
Internet References
Tortricids of Agricultural Importance – detailed description of species (1)
Moth Photographers Group – species page (2)
Works Cited
1.Tortricids of Agricultural Importance
Todd M. Gilligan and Marc E. Epstein.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group