Cydia pomonella, Crete - photo © Paul Hopkins

Cydia pomonella, Crete - photo © Paul Hopkins

Cydia pomonella (Linnaeus, 1758)


Cydia pomonella is a moth of the family Tortricidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Cydia pomonella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Phalaena (Tortrix) pomonella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Pyralis pomana (Fabricius, 1775)

Tortrix pomonana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Phalaena nitens (Geoffroy, 1785)

Phalaena (Tortrix) aeneana (Villers, 1789)

Cydia simpsonii (Busck, 1903)

Cydia glaphyrana (Rebel, 1941)

Common name

Codling Moth, Καρπόκαψα


Superfamily: Tortricoidea > Family: Tortricidae > Subfamily: Olethreutinae > Tribus: Grapholitini > Genus: Cydia


14-22 mm


Gardens and orchards.

Food plant

The larva is oligophagous on Rosaceae (Cydonia oblonga, Malus domestica, Malus sylvestris, Prunus armeniaca, Prunus persica, Pyrus communis) and bores into the fruits and seeds. It is considered a pest of apple and walnut and occasionally of pear, quince and peach.

Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

Plant Parasites of Europe

Lepidoptera Mundi