codling moth

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codling moth

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


codlin moth

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

a small olethreutid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which feed on the pulp of apples and other fruits.
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Progress on the use of induced sexual sterility for the control of the codling moth Carpocapsa pomonella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Olethreutidae).
Developing action thresholds for codling moth (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) with pear ester and codlemone baited traps in apple orchards treated with sex pheromone mating disruption.
Sticky pheromone traps (basically traps with fruit-based bait) will also work for codling moths. Sprays won't work because they won't penetrate the apple to get to the maggot.
However, the continuous use of broad-spectrum insecticides has not only become a serious concern for the environment and human health, but has also resulted in increased insecticide resistance of codling moth and in the loss of natural pest control (Bloem & Carpenter 2001; Reyes et al.
Replace pheromone capsules in codling moth traps hanging among apple trees.
If the apples grow to full size, then it sounds like the codling moth, which is a very destructive pest.
"Pest species of moth that will also likely end up as bat prey include tortrix moths, nibbler of many ornamental plants, especially conservatory favourites such as citrus; codling moth, familiar to any gardener who has bitten into a maggoty apple, and leek moth, the bane of leek growers."
(2006) who observed reduced mobility counts of the codling moth, Cydia pomonella L.
| HANG pheromone traps apple trees to reduce codling moth damage to your fruit.