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 CODLING MOTH: It’s what’s for dinner 
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Post CODLING MOTH: It’s what’s for dinner
Studying the stomach contents of various predatory insects in an orchard, to see which predators eat codling moths.

http://enhancedbc.tfrec.wsu.edu/downloa ... ontent.pdf

Bottom line-- the following like to eat codling moths:
1. Earwig
2. Carabid beetle
3. Spider


Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:06 pm
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Location: Portland, OR
Post Re: CODLING MOTH: It’s what’s for dinner
Love the thread title. I went to a conference and there was a cute girl entomologist, my favorite kind.

She said that one of the best ways to fight against SWD, codling moth, and apple maggot was to have 3D vertical yards, so spiders could do their job in nature, keeping those guys in check. This is one reason why I'm not so gung ho on espaliers.

I also find trees and bushes, even dwarf trees aesthetically pleasing in ways that espaliers are not for me. I don't live in NW Portland, so I can grow a few trees. On the other hand, NW Portland does have a lot of cute girls. I don't know how many are entomologists.
John S
PDX OR


Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:47 pm
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Post Re: CODLING MOTH: It’s what’s for dinner
http://www.oregonlive.com/hg/index.ssf/2012/10/the_bug_chicks_are_on_a_missio.html


Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:27 pm
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Post Re: CODLING MOTH: It’s what’s for dinner
These ladies put on a great show. Check out shows at your local library and take your kids. Mine loved it. Some of the adult males in the audience were inspired by the blonde entomologist. It is fun and really good science.
John S
PDX OR


Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:23 pm
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