Grape Leaffolder Moth – 6/14/20

Observer: Josh Simons

Observation Date: 6/14/20

Observation Time: 6:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill area

Common Name: Grape Leaffolder Moth

Scientific Name: Desmia funeralis

Comments: This moth is called a grape leaffolder because its larvae folds the leaves of muscadine grape vines and keeps them folded using bands of silk thread. This interferes with the plant’s ability to photosynthesize, and weakens it, resulting in a decreased grape harvest the following year.

More Information: Wikipedia and University of Florida