Cydia funebrana, Plum Moth.

 Cydia funebrana is an important pest of plum, peach, cherry and other hosts belong to the family Rosaceae. This species is generally distributed in Europe, the Middle East and  Asia (CIE 1978). This pest is also known as the red plum maggot and the plum fruit maggot (Zhang 1994).

Russell IPM manufacture and supply pheromone lures, traps and complete monitoring systems for Plum Fruit Moth, Cydia funebrana. Pheromone trap data gives early warning of the infestation and also exhibits the density of the insect population.


The wingspan is 13 to 15 mm, the forewings have a triangular shape narrow at the base, and the hind wings are brownish grey. There are two generation per year the moth appear from end of April to the beginning of June, most of the flights take place about 15 days after the plum trees flower. The second flights takes place end of June, laying occurs at intervals over 3 to 4 weeks, the eggs being deposited on the fruits which for the most part have finished growing.

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Trap application guidelines

Do not re-use the trap to monitor different insects as this may lead to mixed catches. One trap for every two hectares of large scale fields of homogenous lands.

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Lures for pest monitoring

Lures can be changed every 4-6 weeks to get the most accurate results. Lures handling Pheromone lures are a very sensitive tool. They can be affected by exposure to elevated heat and direct sunshine. Direct touching by hand may cause cross contamination leading to mixed catches in the trap. Some contaminants such as Nicotine May have repellent effect reducing trap catch. Lure Storage Store in a cool dry place. Shelf life can vary from 3-36 months depending on the storage temperature. See Technical Data Sheet for further details.

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