Plum fruit moth

Plum fruit moth

Photo by Magnus Gammelgaard,

  • Causes up to 50% yield loss in Europe
  • Adult moths have dark grey-brown forewings with four short black dashes near wing tips.
  • Larvae are 10-12 mm long with red-pink bodies and dark heads
  • Larval entry holes in fruit exude sticky gum
  • Young fruit turn from green to violet, typically followed by fruit drop
  • Dispersed long distances in fruit infested with larvae

High priority pest of: Summerfruit

Scientific name: Cydia funebrana
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Butterflies & moths (LEPIDOPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol