Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series

Oriental fruit moth

Grapholita molesta

Oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta) is an insect pest of Peaches, Apples and Nectarines. It is a native of China and Japan and was first detected in Mid- Atlantic area in 1913.

The oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta, is among the most important insect pests of stone fruit trees, apples and pears.

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