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