Oriental fruit moth

Insect

Oriental fruit moth

Grapholita molesta (Busck)

Lepidoptera: Tortricidae

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


The adult is a small moth with dark gray mottled wings that lighten somewhat at the outer edges (A). The larva is dirty white to pinkish with a reddish brown head and an anal comb (B).

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