Lobesia botrana

Lobesia botrana

Short pest overview:

The forewings of this pest are a light, creamy white to tannish color, with black, brown, and grey mottling. Their hind wings are a greyish color. Lobesia botrana's wingspan is 11-15 mm.

Geographic Distribution:

Lobesia botrana has been introduced to Europe, North and West Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Eastern Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, and other areas.

Life Cycle:

Lobesia botrana completes 2-4 generations per year. In areas where three generations are most common, first generation emergence starts in May-June. Pupae are in a resting state during the winter in hidden places to hide from predators.