Tomato Moth in Falmouth

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The appropriately named Bright-line Brown-eye moth is also known as the Tomato Moth in gardening circles because its caterpillars are considered a pest of cultivated tomato plants.

Last night we attracted our first Bright-line Brown-eye moth of the year to an actinic lamp here in Falmouth, Cornwall.

The moths will enter greenhouses and lay their eggs on tomato plants and the hatched larvae will then bore into the ripening fruit to feed, causing severe crop damage.

SEE HERE FOR Information and photographs to help with identification of the caterpillars, eggs, tomato plant damage and tomato growers tips on prevention of fruit damage

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