The codling moth of the apple tree
In the garden, especially in the apple garden, you can often find a dangerous pest – an apple moth.
Starting from the name of the moth, we can immediately understand that they are danger only for an apple tree. The apple codling moth is in appearance exactly the same size as the clothes moth. The wings have in-flight only about 20 mm, however, we must pay attention to the color of the moth, it is quite different. The front wings are painted in a slightly gray- white color, where are three lines with the small white spots.The hind wings are completely gray, with a small fringe of white color. It is not difficult to guess that the caterpillar of apple moth, does not grow to enormous size, as a rule, it is not more than 15 mm, it has a yellowish -gray color, and a few (two) small lines with black spots, which are locate on her back. They stay in the same tree do not more than 35 days. That’s enough time so that the moth make whole tree of its cobweb and the caterpillar eat all the green leaves on apple.
How to fight and kill the apple codling moth
Of course, we can do the self- destruction of the apple moth. So that to do this, you must to take and burn the nest of cobweb, which is located on a tree. On one tree you will notice about 2-3 huge cobwebs, with many caterpillars and moths. When moth and caterpillars are lot and the method with a cobwebs isn’t good, you can start using biological agents against the pests, such an excellent means is Lepidocide (about 25 grams per 10 liters of water) and bitoksibatsillin (we give it slightly more than approximately 50 to 80 grams 10 liters of water). In the large apple gardens we should make biological treatment after flowering.