Codling Moth

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Codling

Moth

Description: Adult moth has 1/2″ to 3/4″ wingspan. Back

part of tips of front wings have large chocolate-brown

patches; remainder is covered with wavy, light grey

and brown lines. Larvae are white/pink; grow to 3/4″

long. The moths prefer apples, pears, crabapples, walnuts

and peaches. Larvae bore straight into the center of

the fruit to feed on the seeds. They keep the tunnel

open by pushing brown excrement “pellets” out the entrance.

Damage is usually extensive and can infest 100% of the

fruit on a tree.

Solution: Use Oil-AwayTM Insecticidal

Spray or Eco-OilTM

Insecticidal Spray before buds open to kill eggs. Codling Moth Traps produce excellent

results in areas of moderate to light infestation and

are easy to use. Thorough coverage with Bt ssp. kurstaki will kill the larvae

if they eat it before tunneling. Apply Bt frequently,

beginning when fruit is as big as the end of your thumb.

Trichogramma minutum, released at

about the time the moths are laying their eggs, are

widely used for codling moth control. (Order 3 shipments,

shipped at 2 week intervals.)

 


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