Eupoecilia ambiguella (Hübner, 1796)

vine moth, european grape berry moth

polyphagous on berry bearing plants

parasite

The larvae live within the berries, feeding on the pulp and the seeds.

host plants

Acer campestre; Cornus mas, sanguinea; Frangula alnus; Hedera helix; Ligustrum; Lonicera periclymenum; Syringa x persica; Viburnum; Vitis vinifera

These are only the species that are mentioned most.

phenology

In northern Europe the species has one generation, but further to the south two or three.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2019).

larva

Body brownish white; head an prothoracic plate blackish brown; anal plate and pinacula brown; see Swatschek.

pupa

See Patočka & Turčáni.

synonyms

Conchylis ambiguella.

notes

In regions where wine is cultivated an important pest. The larvae of the first generation spin flowers and young fruits together; later larvae bore in the fruits.

references

Abd El-Monsef Ahmed Ibrahim (2004a), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Molet & Mackesy (2014a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Swatschek (1958a).

mod 3.xi.2019