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codling moth Line breaks: cod|ling moth
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒdlɪŋ/

Definition of codling moth in English:


A small greyish moth whose larvae feed on apples.
  • Cydia pomonella, family Tortricidae
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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