Story: Apples and pears

Codling moth damage

Codling moth damage

Young caterpillars of the codling moth (Cydia pomonella) damage apples by burrowing into the fruit centre and eating the seeds and core.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Horticulture-Plant Diseases and Pests-01

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John Palmer, 'Apples and pears - Pests, diseases and control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2021)

Story by John Palmer, published 24 Nov 2008