Christmasberry Moth

Cryptoblabes gnidiella

Cryptoblabes gnidiella

Photo by Hanna Royals,Screening Aids, USDA-APHIS-PPQ,

Survey Information

The Christmasberry Moth (Cryptoblabes gnidiella) is a pest of many fruits. It is native to the Mediterranean area, and has spread to many parts of the world. It has been intercepted at ports in the United States, but not found in the wild. Surveys are conducted because of the presence of potential host material in Wyoming, especially grapes.

The Wyoming Cryptoblabes gnidiella Survey is conducted by the Wyoming Pest Detection / CAPS Program. A plastic bucket trap with pheromone attractant is placed on or near the host plant from May until August. The traps are monitored for suspects and serviced once a month. If suspects are found they are sent to the University of Wyoming for further identification.



Contact Us

WY CAPS Program

University of Wyoming

Dept. Ecosystem Science & Management: 3354

1000 East University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-5278


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