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Codling moth is the cause of what is often referred to as "maggoty apples". The caterpillars of this pest can damage a high proportion of the fruits on apple trees in gardens.
ApplesApple cankerApple sawflyApple scabBiological pest controlWinter moth
Codling moth is a small moth whose caterpillars bore into the fruits of apple and pear trees during mid- to late-summer.
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A pheromone trap for codling moths. Credit: RHS/Entomology.
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