New invasive strikes California Wine Country

A large portion of Napa Valley, Calif., has been quarantined in hopes of confining a new invasive: the European Grapevine Moth (Lobesia botrana).  Its larval stage feeds on flowers and fruits and leaves behind webbing and excrement that can harbor fungal infections. In addition to grapes, a number of ornamental and edible plants may host the moth, including apricots, cherries, plums, currants, gooseberries, blackberries, and dewberries. Read more here.

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