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Western grapeleaf

The insect belongs to the moth family and to the order of the butterflies, There are, among others, the species Harrisina americana and Harrisina Metallica. The insect first discovered in California in 1941. is in Mexico and in some southwestern ones US States home. The moth has narrow black wings and a reddish collar. The wingspan 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 solid black band or sequence of black dots over each body segment. You 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. That is why the pest is also called a "skeletonizer". See also under Vine enemies,

Western Grapeleaf - larvae with spots or stripes and adult moth

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

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