codling moth

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codling moth

A small grayish moth (Cydia pomonella) whose larvae are destructive to various fruits, especially apples.

codling moth


codlin moth

(Animals) a tortricid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which are a pest of apples

cod′ling moth`

a small olethreutid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which feed on the pulp of apples and other fruits.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.codling moth - a small grey moth whose larvae live in apples and English walnutscodling moth - a small grey moth whose larvae live in apples and English walnuts
tortricid, tortricid moth - any of numerous small moths having lightly fringed wings; larvae are leaf rollers or live in fruits and galls
Carpocapsa, genus Carpocapsa - codling moths
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Best get rid of it before its prickly seed pod turns Codling moth caterpillars |bore their way into the fruit
The virus is a potent biopesticide, exacting an ugly toll on codling moth larvae that ingest it, but it is harmless to nonhost insects, fish, wildlife, livestock, pets, and humans.
It was clear the pheromones were highly effective in disrupting the codling moth.
25, the enforcement agent set codling moth traps and discovered a heavy infestation.
If this has happened to your crop, set some pheromone traps, which detect when adult codling moths are active and likely to be laying eggs.
By monitoring when codling moths are active you can then treat the tree with appropriate insecticide such as bifenthrin, as you need to kill the young caterpillars before they bore into fruits.
It is frass you find at the calyx end of an apple when codling moth larvae are at work.
The team used climate simulations to predict the effects of warmer temperatures on the voltinism of 13 agricultural pests in California, including the apple-eating codling moth (caterpillar stage shown).
Hang pheromone traps in apple and pear trees, if codling moth is a problem ?
London, April 11 (ANI): Fruit experts have developed a novel technique to save millions of pounds worth of crops each year - the codling moth that tunnels through apples and pears will now be turned gay.
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With an industry that is already declining, it is important that UK growers find successful solutions to ensure that their crops are safe from one of the most common and damaging pests, the Codling Moth.