oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Low temperature sterilization of false Codling Moth, Argyroploce leucotreta Meyr., in export citrus

Volume 28, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The false codling moth, Argyroploce leucotreta Meyr., is a pest of citrus in South Africa (Hepburn & Bishop, 1954). This is due to both the direct losses of fruit caused by the insect and the nuisance value of even a relatively small precentage of infestation by this pest in handling fruit in packhouses and in subsequent spoilage in packed cases containing occasional infested fruits.

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