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51a1380 – 3492   Cydia pomonella (Linnaeus, 1758)
             Codling Moth

© John Davis
Distribution: Introduced from Europe.
Field Marks:
See TortAI species page at
Genitalia: See TortAI species page at
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tortrix pomonella Linnaeus, 1758
Phalaena aeneana Villers, 1789
Phalaena nitens Geoffroy, in: Fourcroy, 1785
Tortrix pomonana [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Cydia simpsoni Busck, 1903
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gilligan, T. M. & M. E. Epstein, 2014. Tortricids of Agricultural Importance to the United States (TortAI). Identification Technology Program (ITP), USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST, Fort Collins, CO, species page at
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 182.301. (out of print)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 17.10m; p. 142. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Cydia pomonella
© Nolie Schneider
Cydia pomonella
© John Davis
Cydia pomonella
© Shane Farrell
Cydia pomonella
© David Reed
Cydia pomonella
© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Cydia pomonella
© E. LaGasa & WSDA
Cydia pomonella
CalPhotos – © Jerry Powell
Cydia pomonella
18mm – © Jim Vargo
Cydia pomonella
© Canadian National Collection LG

Cydia pomonella
© Canadian National Collection LG

Cydia pomonella
© Tim Eisele

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