Codling Moth Cydia pomonella (L.)

  • Maohua ChenEmail author
  • Xinle Duan
  • Yuting Li
  • Qiulei Men
  • Fanghao Wan
Part of the Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology book series (INNA, volume 11)


The codling moth, Cydia pomonella (L.), is one of the highly invasive pests that devastates pome and walnut fruit trees worldwide. It has been listed in the most harmful quarantine species in China. Since the first report of this species in northwestern China in 1957, C. pomonella spreads rapidly from Xinjiang Province to Gansu Province, Ningxia Province, and other fruit production regions in the northwest. This species was found in some regions in northeastern China since 2006. C. pomonella not only causes serious damages to fruit production, but also influences the export of fruits from China. In this chapter, we review the biology, damage, distribution and invasion history of the codling moth. The invasion sources, population genetics, monitor and control the codling moth in China was also summarized in this chapter.


Codling moth Invasive species Distribution Population genetic Control strategy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maohua Chen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xinle Duan
    • 1
  • Yuting Li
    • 1
  • Qiulei Men
    • 1
  • Fanghao Wan
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Key Laboratory of Crop Pest Integrated Pest Management on the Loess Plateau of Ministry of AgricultureYanglingChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory for Biology of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesBeijingChina

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