oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Larval structure as a basis for certain identification of false codling moth (Argyroploce leucotreta, Meyr.) larvae

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The uncertainty which exists whether a certain caterpillar is that of the false codling moth or not - especially when found on citrus, certain subtropical and wild fruits - led to the study of the larvae with the object of finding some outstanding characteristic which would facilitate quick identification. It was found, however, that no marked characteristic exists whereby larvae of A. leucotreta can be identified correctly by means of the unaided eye.

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