Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Carposina sasakii
Public Records: 80
Specimens with Barcodes: 80
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
The Peach Fruit Moth (Carposina sasakii) is a species of moth of the Carposinidae family. It is endemic to large parts of Asia, including Japan, Korea and China and Russia (Amurskaya oblast, Khabarovskii krai, Primorskii krai). It is an introduced species in Texas.
The wingspan is 13–17 mm.
The larvae feed on various fruits and are considered a pest on peach, apple, pear, apricot and plum. Furthermore, recorded larval food plants include jute, Crataegus species, Cydonia oblonga and Ziziphus sativa.
Carposina sasakii is a replacement name for Carposina niponensis.
- "Species Carposina sasakii - Peach Fruit Moth - Hodges# 2314". BugGuide.Net. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Carposina niponensis and C. sasakii were both described in July 1900; Hua (1992, in Pohl et al. 2010) established that sasakii is the valid name.