State Size Features
Larva up to 20 m. Greyish green body with well-defined yellowish pinnacles. The head is brown with dark spots.
Adult 15-24 mm. Anterior wings reddish brown with darker spots forming a V when folded. The female is larger (18-24 mm) and lighter in color.
Egg 1 mm. Oval shape, greenish, arranged in plastones.
Control - Chemical - In fruit trees
Moment: After flowering.
It is advisable to carry out a chemical treatment if in the previous harvest more than 1% of the fruits had symptoms of this pest (including the other two species of caterpillars of the skin: Adoxophyes orana and Pandemis heparana).
The monitoring of C. pronubana populations is carried out through sexual pheromone traps, but its use as a direct control agent through the interruption of mating is still being questioned.
Parts of the plant that are not known to transport the pest in trade / transport
Bulbs / Tubers / Corms / Rhizomes
Fruits (including pods)
Growth medium that accompanies the plants
Stems (above ground) / Sprouts / Trunks / Branches
True seeds (inc. Grain)