Cydia pomonella (Linnaeus, 1958)
mainly on Rosaceae
Malus domestica, UK, Norfolk, Downham Market, 23.vii.2020 © Rob Edmunds: feeding sign, extruded frass
23.vii.2020, the pupa has left the fruit, the moth has emerged
The larvae bore in the fruits, feeding mainly on the seeds. Infected fruits are stunted and ripen prematurely. Pupation in a cocoon outside of the fruit.
Mainly on apple. The occurrence on Juglans regia, as described by, among others, Meijerman & Ulenberg, is astonishing, given the different structure of the fruit; sometimes it is considered a separate variety. Records from Castanea sativa; Ficus carica; Sorbus aria are exceptional at least.
Bivoltine; hibernation as larva.
distribution within Europe
Picture on Lepiforum; see also Swatschek.
See Patočka & Turčáni.
Carpocapsa, Laspeyresia, pomonella. The form of walnut has been named Laspeyresia pomonella var. putaminana (Staudinger, 1859).
Adolph, Kortstock, Niehoff & Schweitzer (2019a), Bradley, Tremewan & Smith (1973a), Braggion (2013a), Disqué (1905a), Hancock & Bland (2015a), Kasy (1987a), Lepiforum (2019), Meijerman & Ulenberg (2000a), Patočka & Turčáni (2005a), Requena i Miret (1998a), Roques, Cleary, Matsiakh & Eschem (2017a), Schütze (1931a), Swatschek (1958a), Szabóky & Csóka (2010a), Thomann (1956a), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a).