Worm eating new growth on young grape vine, identification needed

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What is the name of this worm, it feeds on the new growth of my young vines that has been planted a month ago?

Posted by: dutoit.dc (1 point) dutoit.dc
Posted: July 21, 2014

David Hughes commented,
add you location please.
almost 6 years ago.


This is a caterpillar of a moth or butterfly. Difficult to say what species based on the images. There are number of very prominent and easily recognizable caterpillars on grapes . This is not one of them. One suggestion from Twitter was Spodoptera, which is a genus of Noctuid moths.

@ZombieAntGuy @plantvillage @plantdisease i would say Spodoptera— Paul R Johnston (@Paul_R_Johnston) July 21, 2014

But it is a caterpillar and it is eating your grapes. You can brush them into a bucket with soapy water and they will die. Dont remove them and throw then away

You can also treat with a Bt spray which is an organic solution that uses proteins of a bacteria that is effective against caterpillars

Do you have many grape vines

Posted by: David Hughes (54 points) David Hughes
Posted: July 21, 2014

dutoit.dc commented,
Thank you for the response. I thought it might be a cutworm.
almost 6 years ago.

David Hughes commented,
Yes, it certainly could be. They are moth caterpillars.
almost 6 years ago.

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