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