Silver Y moth in vining peas & green beans

The caterpillar of the silver Y moth feeds on foliage and pods and can cause a degree of defoliation when infestation levels are high. However, the main problem occurs when the caterpillar becomes a contaminant in vined peas, or when feeding damage to pods of fresh market peas or beans makes them unmarketable. Find out more in this factsheet.

This information was last updated in 2012.