Codling moth

Codling moth

Cydia pomonella



Description: The Codling moth is a species of lepidopteran 15-22 mm in length of immense importance in pome fruit trees, especially apple, pear, and quince. They can also attack other crops.


Number of annual generations: normally, 3 generations a year.


Damage: the larvae penetrate the fruits, digging galleries to the core, feeding on the pulp, making them commercially unsuitable. In case of heavy pest pressure, production loss can be very high.