The larvae are yellow-green and slender – up to 200mm long; once mature the moth is around 10mm long when the wings are folded in a bell shape. You will notice this moth activity more around the new moon phase and during a full moon.
Plant Part: Fruits and leaves
Season: Spring - Summer
Symptoms: Chewed and skeletonised leaves; you may notice webbing in rolled leaves. Fruit will have chew holes from the larvae near the stem end.
Control: Good early-season control is essential. Pheromone traps will help to contain the moth in flight stage and Dipel when in the caterpillar stage.
Prevention: Generally, the beneficial insects like spiders and earwigs in your garden will keep this grub at bay.
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