- Category: Pest sheets
- It is one of the main pests in stone fruits.
- It mainly affects apples, pears and quince. Other host species can be walnut, apricot, plum tree, peach and cherry.
- The main damages are produced in the fruit, where the larva digs its galleries towards the centre of the fruit and comes out again.
- The treatments must be orientated to adults' management and larvae before the beginning of the fruit penetration.
- Two complete generations develop by year and one incomplete which will complete its cycle the next season.
- The first adult generation is produced from the second half of April, and the second one emerges by the end of June and beginning of July.
- The pest monitoring by pheromones is key in deciding the timing to carry out the phytosanitary treatments, always with authorized products in accordance with current legislation and in a rational way.
- This pest management by sexual confusion techniques with pheromones is very effective.