Definition of codling moth in English:

codling moth

Line breaks: cod|ling moth
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒdlɪŋ


  • A small greyish moth whose larvae feed on apples.
    • Cydia pomonella, family Tortricidae
    More example sentences
    • Such homegrown traps usually target adult fruit moths such as the codling moth.
    • The light-pink worm, or larva, of the codling moth and the white worm of the oriental fruit moth hungrily feed on fruit.
    • To fight the codling moth, the pesticide is sprayed on some 73 percent of apple orchards in the country.

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