codling moth

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codling moth

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

codling moth

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codlin moth

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

cod′ling moth`


n.
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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carpocapsa