codling moth

noun

Definition of codling moth

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

Examples of codling moth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Check for root weevils in ornamental shrubs and flowers; codling moth and spider mite in apple trees; scale insects in camellias, holly and maples. oregonlive, 3 Aug. 2021 July 17-23: Third spray for codling moth in apple and pear trees, as necessary. oregonlive, 1 July 2021 First week: Spray for codling moth in apple and pear trees, as necessary. oregonlive, 1 June 2021 Place pheromone traps in apple trees to detect presence of codling moth. oregonlive, 4 May 2021 Southwest Oregon: Place pheromone traps in apple or pear trees in late April to monitor codling moth activity. oregonlive, 7 Apr. 2021 For apple maggot and codling moth, you best approach is to put paper bags or nylon footies over individual apples to protect them from the crawling larva of each of the insects. oregonlive, 23 Jan. 2021 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, 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. OregonLive.com, 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of codling moth

1749, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of codling moth was in 1749

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27 Dec 2021

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“Codling moth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/codling%20moth. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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