Cydia pomonella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 23 July 2012
Cydia pomonella Adult


© Robin Howard

Cydia pomonella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Codling Moth

Wingspan: 14-22mm

Imago: Bivoltine, flying in May and June and again from mid-July to the end of August. It is a frequent visitor to light particularly to traps situated in or near orchards. It has been recorded from Las Descargues and wherever cultivated or wild fruit trees are found.

Larva: A pest species of fruit and seed of Malus, Prunus, Sorbus, Castanea, Juglans spp. Pupation takes place after a period of hibernation in a cocoon in plant detritus or in cracks in the bark of the foodplant.