Codling moth

Insect

Codling moth

Cydia pomonella (L.)

Lepidoptera: Tortricidae

Distribution: Widespread and a major pest in most fruit-growing states and provinces in eastern North America.


The adult's forewings are striped with fine brown-gray lines and a distinctive bronze to brown-black oval spot at the tip (A). Eggs are laid on the leaves or fruit. The pinkish larva has a black head and a brown thoracic shield (B).

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