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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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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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Rot and grey mould may attack strawberry beds, codling moths could invade apple and plum trees, while aphids, carrot fly and slugs and snails will undoubtedly be doing their utmost to munch through our precious crops.
Valerie Santillo, via email Hi Valerie, Codling moths are a real pest because their caterpillars bore right through the fruit and destroy it.
Significantly more low temperature-acclimated codling moths were recaptured under cooler conditions in the wild than either warm-acclimated or control moths.
Deadly sex drive Codling moths, which damage apples and pears, can be controlled by hanging traps in trees.
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.
New lures that entice codling moths with the scent of food and a possible mate are available for use in monitoring this orchard pest and controlling it with carefully timed applications of insecticide.
Jobs for the week Easy2 Hang pheromone traps in apple trees to attract and catch male apple-worm producing codling moths. Prune out old flowering stems from euphorbias to provide more space for developing stems.
Certain physiological conditions must be met for codling moths to enter each stage of their development.
Hang pheromone traps in apple trees from early May to trap amorous male codling moths.