codling moth

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Synonyms for codling moth

a small grey moth whose larvae live in apples and English walnuts

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I started getting apple worms and powdery mildew (on my 'Anna' and 'Granny Smith' apple trees).
Unlike traditional apple worm (codling moth larva), which just tunnels in and out of the fruit, apple maggot riddles the fruit with brown trails.
Once upon a summer, apple trees had one principal insect problem: the codling moth, or common apple worm.