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1261 ~ Cydia pomonella ~ Codling Moth
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and fairly common throughout much of Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

Generally fairly uncommon, but it has benn recorded from scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 14-22mm.

Confusion species

C. splendana.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Orchards and gardens.


Fruit trees.

Lifestage data

Fruit feeder. Eggs laid near the base of a forming fruit. Larva feeds inside the fruit. Pupates in a silken cocoon under loose bark on the tree or amongst debris on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 24th July 2012, Middletown