codling moth

a small, olethreutid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which feed on the pulp of apples and other fruits.

1740–50 Unabridged
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codling moth or codlin moth
a tortricid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which are a pest of apples
codlin moth or codlin moth

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Example sentences
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
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