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Grape Berry Moth
- Larva feeding results in the fruit having a hole that appears “ripped”, with the berry eventually drying out
- Dark tunnels may be apparent from larvae feeding just below the skin
- Larvae present from June through August
- Larvae feed on stems, blossom buds, and berries
- Late instars are green to purple in color, and are 1/3 inch in length when fully grown
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- Berries may be misshapen, covered by the white, powdery growth and often split open
- Infected berries have a rusty spots; red varieties develop a blotchy appearance at harvest
- Upper leaf surface develops white or grayish-white patches
- Can be more prevalent in drier conditions
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- Birds cause angular punctures to berries; berry eventually develop depressions
- Birds either remove the entire berry or peck and damage the berry surface
- Many clusters can be destroyed in one day
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- Berry may have a “sunken in” appearance with juice seeping out of berry; no other apparent damage
- Berry appears to have “burst” open; no other apparent damage
- Common when water levels vary from irrigation or drought followed by rain