carpenter moth


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carpenter moth

n
(Animals) any of various large moths of the family Cossidae, the larvae of which bore beneath and cause damage to tree bark
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Mating disruption of a carpenter moth, Cossus insularis (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) in apple orchards with synthetic sex pheromone, and registration of the pheromone as an agrochemical.
They include single specimens of a carpenter moth (family Cossidae) (Gillett, 1998a) and of two migratory species of Plusiinae (family Noctuidae) (Gillett, 1998b*), and, most recently, the Savannah Hawkmoth, Sphingonaepiopsis nana (family Sphingidae) (Gillett and Howarth 2007).
(1998a) 'Carpenter moths from the Al Ain region (Lepidoptera: Cossidae)'.