Eupoecilia ambiguella (Hübner, 1796)
vine moth, european grape berry moth
polyphagous on berry bearing plants
The larvae live within the berries, feeding on the pulp and the seeds.
These are only the species that are mentioned most.
In northern Europe the species has one generation, but further to the south two or three.
distribution within Europe
Body brownish white; head an prothoracic plate blackish brown; anal plate and pinacula brown; see Swatschek.
See Patočka & Turčáni.
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.
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), Thomann (1956a).