codling moth


Definition of codling moth

: a small tortricid moth (Cydia pomonella) having larvae that live in apples, pears, quinces, and English walnuts

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Recent Examples on the Web Apples are prey to many types of fungal diseases, along with apple maggot (the worm inside the apples) and also codling moth (another worm inside the apple). oregonlive, "Ask an expert: Precise schedule of treatments could help avoid apple scab," 12 July 2020 Garlic deters rabbits as well as tree borers, aphids, cabbage looper, codling moths, Japanese beetles, snails, carrot root flies, ants and cabbage maggots., "In vegetable gardens, good-neighbor planting makes all the difference," 29 Mar. 2018 Topics will include planting, side dressing, companion planting, and how to inspect for squash bug and codling moths. Courant Community, "Community News For The Glastonbury Edition," 15 May 2018 Applying dormant sprays — superior oil, copper and sulfur — helps control nasty pests and diseases like codling moths and apple scab. The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Newspaper corrections for Feb. 14, 2018," 13 Feb. 2018

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1747, in the meaning defined above

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“Codling moth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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