False Codling Moth
Africa (Carpenter et al. 2007)
Not currently established; first detected outside of commercial shipments in California in 2008 (Gilligan et al. 2011)
Frequently intercepted on plant material arriving from Africa (Carpenter et al. 2007)
Pest of many fruit trees and crops, including citrus, cotton, and maize (Carpenter et al. 2007)
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California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom.
See also: Stop the Invasion Fact Sheet Set for more resources
Carpenter, J., S. Bloem, and H. Hofmeyr. 2007. Area-wide control tactics for the false codling moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta in South Africa: a potential invasive species. In: M.J.B. Vreysen, A.S. Robinson, and J. Hendrichs, eds. Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests. Springer, Dordrecht.
Gilligan, T.M., M.E. Epstein, and K.M. Hoffman. 2011. Discovery of false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick), in California (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 113(4):426-435.