- a small, olethreutid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which feed on the pulp of apples and other fruits.
Origin of codling moth
Examples from the Web for codling moth
Historical Examples of codling moth
I spray after the petals fall, using Paris green for codling-moth, and believe I have reduced them.
My trees are troubled with tent-caterpillar, bud moth, and twig-borers, and my apples with codling-moth.
Spray for codling-moth ten days after the apple is formed, and believe I have reduced their number.
My trees are troubled with both round- and flathead borers, and my apples with codling-moth.
I spray just after the blooms fall with London purple, and think I have reduced the codling-moth.
- a tortricid moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, the larvae of which are a pest of apples