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codling moth

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

First recorded in 1740–50
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  • My trees are troubled with tent-caterpillar, bud moth, and twig-borers, and my apples with codling-moth.

    The Apple

    Various

  • I spray after the petals fall, using Paris green for codling-moth, and believe I have reduced them.

    The Apple

    Various

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

    The Apple

    Various

  • My trees are troubled with both round- and flathead borers, and my apples with codling-moth.

    The Apple

    Various

  • Spray for codling-moth ten days after the apple is formed, and believe I have reduced their number.

    The Apple

    Various


British Dictionary definitions for codling moth

codling moth

codlin moth

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