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Western grapeleaf

The insect belongs to the family of moths and to the order of the butterflies, Among others, there are the species Harrisina americana and Harrisina Metallica. The first discovered in California in 1941 in California insect. is in Mexico and in some southwestern ones US States home. The moth has narrow black wings and a reddish collar. The wing span is 18 to 28 mm, the length 8 to 12 mm. The up to 15 mm long tracked (Larvae) have a dark head; the body is yellow with a continuous black band or a series of black dots over each body segment. They live constantly at the bottom of the leaves and often stand side by side. They feed on the soft tissue of the leaves of which only the rib skeleton remains. Therefore, the pest is also called a "skeletonizer". See also below Vine enemies,

Western Grapeleaf - Larvae with dots or stripes and adult moth

Left picture: By Alison Hunter - Own work, CC By -SA 2.5 , Link
Image center: By Shaina Noggle of Goth Moths - Own Work, CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link
Right picture: By xpda - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 , Link

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