Species Facts:

The False Codling Moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta, is a significant pest of fruit trees and field crops in portions of Africa (CIE 1976, Zhang 1994). Until recently, this pest had been most commonly known as Cryptophlebia leucotreta (Komai 1999). To our knowledge the risks posed by this pest for US agriculture and native ecosystems have not been evaluated previously in a formal pest risk assessment.

Portions of this article courtesy of: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Image of False Codling Moth Pupae (Photo from: www.bugwood.org Credit to: J.H. Hofmeyr)