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codling moth

a small, olethreutid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which feed on the pulp of apples and other fruits.
Origin of codling moth
1740-50 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for codling moth
  • After emerging from its egg, a codling moth caterpillar bores to the core of an apple to feed and develop.
  • Irradiation was shown to be a potentially useful quarantine treatment for codling moth in walnuts.
  • codling moth was sporadic due to cooler temperatures, but a large emergence is expected as the weather starts to warm.
  • Growers took advantage of dry, calm weather windows to apply codling moth cover sprays.
  • Two weeks ago, there was a huge codling moth emergence but cool weather has slowed the emergence.
British Dictionary definitions for codling moth

codling moth

a tortricid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which are a pest of apples
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