oriental fruit moth
noun Date: circa 1921 a small nearly cosmopolitan moth (Grapholita molesta syn. Cydia molesta) probably of Japanese origin whose larva is injurious to the twigs and fruit of orchard trees and especially the peach — called also oriental peach moth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • oriental fruit moth — noun see oriental peach moth * * * a moth, Grapholitha molesta, introduced into the U.S. from the Orient, the larvae of which infest and feed on the twigs and fruits of peach, plum, and related trees. Also called peach moth. [1920 25] * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oriental fruit moth — a moth, Grapholitha molesta, introduced into the U.S. from the Orient, the larvae of which infest and feed on the twigs and fruits of peach, plum, and related trees. Also called peach moth. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • oriental peach moth — noun or oriental fruit moth Usage: sometimes capitalized O : a small moth (Grapholitha molesta) prob. native to Japan but now of nearly cosmopolitan distribution and having a larva that is injurious to the twigs and fruit of orchard trees and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • oriental peach moth — noun see oriental fruit moth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • moth — /mawth, moth/, n., pl. moths /mawdhz, modhz, mawths, moths/. 1. any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, generally distinguished from the butterflies by having feathery antennae and by having crepuscular or nocturnal habits. 2. See… …   Universalium

  • oriental moth — noun Usage: usually capitalized O : an Asiatic moth (Cnidocampa flavescens) of the family Eucleidae now established in eastern No. America and having a larva that feeds on fruit and some shade trees …   Useful english dictionary

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  • peach moth — noun : a moth having larvae that attack the peach; especially : oriental peach moth * * * peach moth, a small, mottled brown moth whose larvae burrow into peaches and other fruits; Oriental fruit moth …   Useful english dictionary

  • olethreutid moth — ▪ insect       any of a group of moths in the family Tortricidae (order Lepidoptera) that contains several species with economically destructive larvae. The pale caterpillars roll or tie leaves and feed on foliage, fruits, or nuts. Some examples… …   Universalium

  • peach moth. — See Oriental fruit moth. * * * …   Universalium

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