Oriental Fruit Moth
Peach is the first order host of the pest. Other fruits, which are quince, medlar, apricot, almond, pear and apple, are also the hosts.
The front wings of the butterfly are brownish black, the hind wings are covered with gray scales. The pest spends the winter under the bark on the trunks of trees, in crevices and cracks, in various shelters on the soil, in soil crevices and fruit packing places, in the mature larval stage in a cocoon they spin.
Type of Damage
The oriental fruit moth causes damage to both sprouts and fruits of trees. The damage potential of this species is very high. It is the main pest in peach cultivation in open area.
The tip of the sprout dries up to 5-7 cm, the sapling becomes bushy, damages the 2nd and 3rd generation of the fruit. The larva, which feeds on the flesh of the fruit, completes its growing and leaves the fruit through the hole it makes.
The traps for monitoring should be set 3 traps/ha after the trees have bloomed. Traps are counted 2 times a week. If the insects in the traps exceed 4 and if chemical control is preferred, the control should be started.
The purpose is to catch as many butterflies as possible and prevent pests from reproducing. For this purpose, 3-4 traps/decares are used. The number of traps can be increased if the population is large. With this type of control without using pesticides, the environment is not harmed and the products obtained are protected from plant pests.