[nafex] Codling Moth Larva pictures

Steve sdw12986 at aol.com
Sat Jul 7 16:21:47 EDT 2012

I was still finding apples with European Sawfly larva inside until 
recently. Today I thought I found one more really late one. The hole 
with frass was right in the end opposite from the stem. That seemed more 
like Codling Moth damage. I took some pictures:



I was comparing my pictures to this reference picture:


For a few minutes, I was starting to believe my pictures matched the 
Sawfly larva but after looking at more pictures, mine was, in fact, a 
Codling Moth as I would expect this time of year. We get very few 
Codling Moths and I don't spray for them. However, I usually do a couple 
of Sevin sprays for apple maggots and that probably gets the Codling 
Moths too.
I put out my red sticky spheres toward the end of June and so far I 
haven't trapped a single maggot fly! That's just odd since I usually 
catch dozens. I'm probably not going to spray again this year unless a 
bunch of maggot flies suddenly show up.

Steve in the Adirondacks

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