Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Guava Moth

Coscinoptycha improbana Meyrick

Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Carposinidae

Size range

  • Small moth, 15mm wingspan


  • Originally from Australia. First recorded in 1999. Found in Northland.

Life History

  • Caterpillar bores into fruit – citrus, feijoa, guava and Macadamia
  • Potential pest of fruit such as citrus and feijoa, though not a major pest in Australia