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Codling moth

Cydia pomonella (Carpocapsa pomonella)

Rose aphid

Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org


Size: 3/8 inch long (including wings when at rest)

Where/When: Primarily a pest of apples. Lays eggs on the fruit spurs, leaves, and twigs a short distance from the apple cluster. Adults are active in May and June and again in late July through August.

Significance: Damages apples when the larvae tunnel through and eat the fruit and seeds. Generally not common in home orchards in Minnesota but when present can be very damaging.

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