Grape Boring Plume Moth
PTEROPHORINAE , PTEROPHORIDAE , PTEROPHORIOIDEA
Debbie Matthews & Stella Crossley
This Caterpillar is pale green or pink with dark line along the back. The species is a pest on :
The caterpillar tunnels into the grapes to eat the seed. One caterpillar can damage several grapes.
The moths are brown and white. They have a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.
The eggs are laid singly on the stems of the grapes.
The species occurs in
and also occurs in
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society,
Volume 17 (1906), p. 135.
T. V. Subramaniam,
Bionomics of a Grape Boring Plume Moth (Oxyptilus regulus, Meyr.) in South India,
Bulletin of Entomological Research,
Volume 30, Issue 4 (January 1940), pp. 471-473.
(updated 4 June 2003)