Cryptophlebia (Thaumatotibia) leucotreta

Cryptophlebia (Thaumatotibia) leucotreta

Short pest overview:

Is a moth in the family Tortricidae under the order of Lepidoptera. Larvae of the moth feed on a wide range of crops from cotton and macadamia nuts to Citrus species. The larvae have a less selective diet than the codling moth, which feeds primarily on temperate fruit crops.


Geographic Distribution:

This moth has a widespread distribution, being found on six continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, Australia, and islands in the Pacific).

Life Cycle:

Female moths lay their eggs between 5:00 PM and 11:00 PM. The eggs are deposited on the surface of the host fruit over irregular intervals throughout the female's life. Under ideal conditions (25°C) a single moth can produce up to 800 eggs. The final adult stage of the moth occurs when the winged insect emerges from its cocoon. The moths are inactive during the day and are only active during portions of the night, isolated to within several hundred meters of their birth.