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European Grapevine Moth

European Grapevine Moth - Invasive.orgScientific name: Lobesia botrana (Denis & Schiffermüller) (Gilligan et al. 2011)

Common name: European grapevine moth, grape berry moth

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  • European Grapevine Moth Cooperative Eradication Program: A Model for Fighting Future Invasive Species Threats (Nov 2, 2016)
    USDA. Blog.
    Key partners and contributors in Napa County, California, recently celebrated and recognized the critical safeguarding accomplishment achieved together, of eradicating the invasive European grapevine moth (EGVM) from the U.S. The keys to success were early detection, our rapid response, and a strong collaboration between federal, state and local officials, growers, university scientists and extension services. Such partnerships remain critical to our ability to safeguard agriculture and facilitate safe trade.
  • European Grapevine Moth Has Been Eradicated
    Napa County Agricultural Commissioner (California).
    The European Grapevine Moth (EGVM) quarantine is officially lifted from Napa County and California! The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the California Department of Agriculture (CDFA) announced the moth's eradication status on Aug 18, 2016.

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Native To: Italy (Zalom et al. 2011)

Date of U.S. Introduction: First specimen recorded in Napa County, California in 2009 (Gilligan et al. 2011)

Means of Introduction: Unknown (Gilligan et al. 2011)

Impact: Feeds on grapevine flowers and berries (Zalom et al. 2011)

Current U.S. Distribution:




Selected Resources:

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Tortricids of Agricultural Importance (TortAI) - Lobesia botrana
USDA. APHIS. PPQ. CPHST. Identification Technology Program.

TISI Inventory - European Grapevine Moth
Texas State University System. Texas Invasive Species Institute.

Invasive Species Compendium - Lobesia botrana
CAB International.

Plantwise Technical Factsheet - Grape Berry Moth (Lobesia botrana)
CABI. Plantwise Knowledge Bank.

EPPO Global Database - Lobesia botrana
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

Federal Government

Mini Risk Assessment: Grape Berry Moth (Sep 2003; PDF | 3.2 MB)
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey.
See also: European Grapevine Moth (Lobesia botrana) Scientific Information for more information

Hungry Pests: The Threat - European Grapevine Moth
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Plant Pests and Diseases Program: Insects - European Grapevine Moth
USDA. APHIS. Plant Health.

State Government

European Grapevine Moth (EGVM)
California Department of Food and Agriculture. Plant Health Division.

European Grapevine Moth
Napa County Agricultural Commissioner (California).

European Grapevine Moth (EGVM)
Santa Clara Department of Agriculture (California).

European Grapevine Moth (EGVM)
Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner (California).

Invasive Pests & Insects: European Grapevine Moth
Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

European Grape Vine Moth (PDF | 211 KB)
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey.
See also: Pest Alerts for more pests


Invasive and Exotic Pests: European Grapevine Moth
University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.

European Grapevine Moth
University of California Cooperative Extension. Napa County.

European Grapevine Moth
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.

Invasive Species & Exotic Pests: European Grapevine Moth (Mar 2018; PDF | 627 KB)
Cornell University. New York State Integrated Pest Management Program.
See also: Invasive Species & Exotic Pests for more factsheets

Forecasting Invasion Risks: Factsheets - European Grapevine Moth (Feb 2010; PDF | 1.3 MB)
Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program.
See also: Forecasting Invasion Risks for more factsheets


Grapevine Moth or Lobesia botrana
CropLife Latin America.

European Grapevine Moth
Insecticide Resistance Action Committee.


Gilligan, T.M., M.E. Epstein, S.C. Passoa, J.A. Powell., O.C. Sage, and J.W. Brown. 2011. Discovery of Lobesia botrana ([Denis & Schiffermüller]) in California: an invasive species new to North America (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 113(1):14-30.

Zalom, F.G., L.G. Varela, and M. Cooper. 2011. Insects & Other Arthropods: European Grapevine Moth, Lobesia botrana. University of California, Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.

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Last Modified: Sep 08, 2018
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