from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The larva of the codling-moth, Carpocapsa pomonella, a cosmopolitan tortricid moth. See codling-moth.
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We have yet another insect to contend with which infests the apple and pear, commonly called the Coddling Moth, and the larva, the apple-worm (_Garpocapsa pomonella_).
The apple-worm ruins the crop by killing many of the fruits and by blemishing the remainder.
Its larva is the apple-worm, the one that makes "wormy apples," the burrows going to the core and out again.
Ordinarily the fruit-grower does not see the moth, for it is a small object amidst the foliage of apple-trees; the larva or apple-worm he knows well.
The codling-moth, or apple-worm, is another enemy that should be fought resolutely, for it destroys millions of bushels of fruit.