IUCN threat status:

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Comprehensive Description

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Comprehensive Description

The European Grapevine Moth (EGVM, Lobesia botrana) is a serious pest of grape (Vitis vinifera), a preferred host, although it is reported from other cultivated and wild hosts as well. Although native to southern Italy, this moth was first described from Austria and is now distributed throughout Europe, North and West Africa, the Middle East, and eastern Russia. More recently, it was inadvertently introduced to Japan. In 2008, it was reported from Chile and in 2009 from the Napa Valley in California (U.S.A.). (Varela et al. 2009)

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