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Walnut moth

(amyelois transitella i ectomyelois ceratoniae)

This insect attacks many fruits, especially carob. Its damage is similar to the codling moth. In walnut attacks, especially at the end of the cycle, the next gathering fruits and even on the floor. The damage is particularly serious because it is not easily observable, since the larvae penetrate the fruit for any crack and develop inside. The first generations are generally controlled, for matching treatments codling moth but escape if controls with pheromones and, above all, the generation that develops inside the fruit, when usually the codling moth and not treated until the months of October are used -November. Usually has three generations and remains in winter in mummified fruit.

 The adult butterfly is a little over 1 cm, easily confused with codling moth.