codling moth definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny grayish moth (Carpocapsa pomonella) whoever larvae tend to be destructive to different fresh fruits, specially oranges.
    • a tiny moth, Cydia pomonella, whose larvae (the apple worms) are destructive to oranges also fresh fruit
    • a small moth (Carpocapsa Pomonella), that the larval state (known as the apple worm) life in apples, frequently doing great harm to the crop.
    • The Carpocapsa pomonella (Linnæus), a standard and extensive pest of apple-orchards.
    • a little grey moth whoever larvae inhabit apples and English walnuts

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