Codling Moth

Stephen C. Welter

University of California, Berkeley

Codling moth, Cydiapomonella (Fig. 1), is a key insect pest of apples, pears, and walnuts nearly worldwide. Codling moth acquired its name because of its attacks on a greenish, elongated English cooking apple referred to as a "codling" apple. The codling moth was noted to be a pest in Europe as early as 1635, well before the development of large-scale planting of apples or pears; the first report of codling moth in the United States was in 1750.

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