Control codling moth larvae with nematodes
The codling moth is a butterfly (moth). Its larvae, also known as fruit maggots, are among the most important pests in fruit growing. It belongs to the moth family (lat. Tortricidae). The codling moth is grayish and about 10 mm long. It has light gray stripes on the wings and a copper-colored spot on the wing tips. Codling moth larvae, also called caterpillars, maggots or fruit grubs, are 20-30 mm long, initially white, later reddish, with a black head capsule.
Which plants are attacked by codling moth larvae?
Fruit maggots mainly attack apples, but in warm years also pears, quince, peach, plum and walnut.