The general appearance of the adult is silver in color. The olive moth gives 3 offspring a year and each offspring causes damage to different parts of the tree.
Type of Damage
The first progeny larvae attack the leaves and buds, the second progeny damages the flowers and buds and prevents the fruit from sticking, and the third progeny enters through the stem of the fruit and causes the fruits to fall.
For monitoring the olive moth adult population, it is hung on a tree branch at a height of 1.5-2 m from the ground in the direction of the prevailing wind from the end of March to the beginning of April, as 1 trap / ha.
When an increase in population is detected, the number of traps is increased to 1 in 3 trees.