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Codling Moth (Cydia pomonella)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Cydia
Species: pomonella (pom-on-ELL-ah) (Info)


No positives
No neutrals
1 negative


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Boise, Idaho
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Jensen, Utah
Colville, Washington

Member Notes:

Negative amandaemily On Jun 23, 2007, amandaemily from Gulf Coast
United States
(Zone 9a) wrote:

A rather destructive pests of pome fruits.

Can be largely controlled by timing malathion sprays for 250 degree days after moths are constantly captured in traps (the "bio fix") and then after June drop or manually thin the tree, bagging your apples.

Other alternative is to spray at petal fall and every 7-14 days after with malathion or your favorite fruit tree spray.

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