FOOD ATTRACTANT PHEROMONE FOR THE CAPTURE OF MALE AND FEMALE MOTHS
It is a species of Lepidoptera ditrisio of the Tortricidae family. They are well known in agriculture since their larvae are common apple worms. Native to Europe, it was introduced to North America, where it became a common pest of apple trees, reaching a worldwide spread. It also attacks pear, plum, and other fruit trees. Its larva is the popular "apple worm".
The adult of C. pomonella is greyish with copper-colored stripes on its wings, its wingspan is about 17 mm. The female lays eggs on the fruits and leaves. The larva has a black head and a golden body, attacking the fruits immediately after hatching. The larvae enter the pulp, eating it for about three weeks, then exit the fruit to winter and poke.
This insect has two annual generations; in the Pacific Northwest area of North America, there is up to a partial third generation.