apple moth

noun

Definition of apple moth

  1. :  a moth whose larva feeds on apple trees or fruits; specifically :  a pale brownish moth (Tortrix postvittana) of which the larvae feed on the leaves and fruit of apples and many other cultivated plants in Australia, New Zealand, and various Pacific islands

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