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The Plum Fruit Moth (Grapholita funebrana) lay larvae that are a common pest of Plums, Damsons and Greengages.
The Plum Fruit Moth (Grapholita funebrana) lay larvae that are a common pest of Plums, Damsons and Greengages. The female moths lay their eggs near the Plum fruit and once the eggs hatch, the larvae will burrow into the fruit. The caterpillar is of pinkish-white colouring, roughly 10-12mm long, and will eat the Plums from within. This can often mean that infestations, and damage, is not necessarily evident until Plums are cut into. When the caterpillars are fully fed they will exit the plum, leaving a small hole. Infected fruit often ripen prematurely, and caterpillars will leave excrement within the fruit after feeding on it.
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