The Moths of Suffolk
1261 Cydia pomonella, Codling Moth, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Orchards and gardens but also woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-May to early September

Larval foodplants : In the fruit of apples (Malus), quinces (Cydonia), pears (Pyrus), Walnut (Juglans), cherries and blackthorn (Prunus), Sweet Chestnut (Castanea), figs (Ficus) or Common Whitebeam (Sorbus aria)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Cider is made to only a small extent in Suffolk, so this pest is much less felt than in apple counties. Bred from stored apples at Monks Soham; and in Ipswich from larvae found in a Spanish walnut, July 1900 (cf. Ent. 1896, pp. 2 and 28). Gorleston (D).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 14-22mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCydia splendana

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Eye, Suffolk (1.vi.2009) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye, Suffolk (18.vi.2006) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (26.vi.2009) © A Prichard
Thetford Warren, Suffolk (4.vii.2009) © Lee Gregory
 
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Found indoors - Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2011) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (1.viii.2015) © Paul Kitchener