Pea moth

Pea moth caterpillars feed inside pea pods but the damage is often only spotted at harvest. Consequently, the pods need to be shelled with care to avoid contamination.

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Pea moth

Quick facts

Common name Pea moth
Latin name Cydia nigricana
Plants affected Garden peas
Main symptoms Small creamy white caterpillars eat the peas inside the pods
Caused by Caterpillars of a small moth
Timing Late June-August

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