apple worm

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apple worm:

see codling mothcodling moth
, small moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, whose larva is the destructive apple worm. Of European origin, it is now found wherever apples are grown. The adult moth is gray with brown markings and has a wingspan of about 3-4 in. (1.8 cm). The 3-4-in.
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Unlike traditional apple worm (codling moth larva), which just tunnels in and out of the fruit, apple maggot riddles the fruit with brown trails.
Here I am, when deep down inside there's a black pit, where I'm bad, bad like an apple wormed rotten until there's nothing inside.