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codling moth

noun
1.
a small, olethreutid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which feed on the pulp of apples and other fruits.
Origin of codling moth
1740-1750
1740-50
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  • My trees are troubled with canker-worm, but not bad, and my apples with codling-moth.

    The Apple Various
  • I spray just after the blooms fall with London purple, and think I have reduced the codling-moth.

    The Apple Various
  • I spray for canker-worm as soon as they begin to hatch, and believe I reduced the codling-moth fifty per cent.

    The Apple Various
  • His trees are troubled with canker-worm, bark-louse, and some other insects; and his fruit with codling-moth.

    The Apple Various
  • My trees are troubled with flathead borer, and my fruit with codling-moth and curculio.

    The Apple Various
  • Have canker-worm and codling-moth; spray three times, the first before blooming, for canker-worm.

    The Apple Various
  • My trees are troubled with tent-caterpillar, and my apples with codling-moth.

    The Apple Various
  • My trees are troubled with tent-caterpillar and flathead borer, and my apples with codling-moth.

    The Apple Various
  • My trees are troubled with canker-worm, and my fruit by codling-moth.

    The Apple Various
  • He found them in a fruit that had been perforated by the codling-moth.

    American Pomology J. A. Warder
British Dictionary definitions for codling-moth

codling moth

noun
1.
a tortricid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which are a pest of apples
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