EPPO Global Database

Thaumatotibia leucotreta(ARGPLE)

Hosts

Important note about the classification of host plants in GD:
Categories have been assigned by the EPPO Secretariat on the basis of available data at the time of entry. They correspond to a qualitative evaluation of the importance of the host plant for the pest concerned and remain indicative only.
Further explanation of categories is available in the guide.
Organism Type
Capsicum annuum (CPSAN) Major host
* Djieto-lordon C, Heumou CR, Elono PS, Alene CD, Ngueng A, Ngassam P (2014) Assessment of pest insects of Capsicum annuum L.1753 (Solanaceae) in a cultivation cycle in Yaoundé. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 8, 621–632.

* Mkiga AM, Mohamed SA, du Plessis H, Khamis FM, Ekesi S (2019) Field and laboratory performance of False Codling Moth, Thaumatotibia Leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Troticidae) on orange and selected vegetables. Insects 10(3), 63. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10030063
Capsicum chinense (CPSCH) Major host
* EPPO Reporting Service 2010/013 Isolated finding of Thaumatotibia (Cryptophlebia) leucotreta on Capsicum chinensis in the Netherlands
https://gd.eppo.int/reporting/article-321
Capsicum frutescens (CPSFR) Major host
* Adom M, Fening K, Billah M, Wilson D, Hevi W, Clottey V,  Ansah-Amprofi F, Bruce A (2021) Pest status, bio-ecology and management of the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and its implication for international trade. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 111(1), 17-30. doi:10.1017/S0007485320000358
------- frequently intercepted in C. frutescens.
Citrus paradisi (CIDPA) Major host
* Malan AP,  von Diest JI, Moore SD,  Addison P (2018) Control Options for False Codling Moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), in South Africa, With Emphasis on the Potential Use of Entomopathogenic Nematodes and Fungi. African Entomology, 26(1), 14-29
------- grapefruit tend to show less susceptibility than navel oranges.
Citrus reticulata (CIDRE) Major host
* Hattingh V, Moore S,  Kirkman W, Goddard M, Thackeray S, Peyper M, Sharp G, Cronjé P, Pringle K (2020) An Improved Systems Approach as a Phytosanitary Measure for Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in Export Citrus Fruit From South Africa. Journal of Economic Entomology, 113(2), 700–711, https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toz336
Citrus sinensis (CIDSI) Major host
* Newton PJ & Anderson T (1985) Crop loss due to false codling moth, Cryptophlebia leucotreta (Meyr.) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), and other factors, on different navel orange selections at Citrusdal. Information Bulletin, Citrus and Subtropical Fruit Research Institute, South Africa, 159: 22-24.

* Mkiga AM, Mohamed SA, du Plessis H, Khamis FM, Ekesi S (2019) Field and laboratory performance of False Codling Moth, Thaumatotibia Leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Troticidae) on orange and selected vegetables. Insects 10(3), 63. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10030063
Gossypium hirsutum (GOSHI) Major host
* Reed W (1974) The false codling moth, Cryptophlebia leucotreta Mayr. (Lepidoptera: Olethreutidae) as a pest of cotton in Uganda. Cotton Growing Review 51: 213-225.

* Hamburger M, Zarabi L, Weiss M, Argaman Q, Kuslitzky W & Klein K (2001) False codling moth (Cryptophlebia leucotreta) in Israel. Phytoparasitica, 29(1): 84-84.
Litchi chinensis (LIHCH) Major host
* Grové T, Steyn WP & Beer MS de (2004). Cryptophlebia species (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). South African Litchi Growers' Association Yearbook. 2004. 16: 52-59

* Newton PJ & Crause C (1990) Oviposition on Litchi chinensis by Cryptophlebia species (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Phytophylactica, 22(3): 365-367.
Macadamia integrifolia (MCDIN) Major host
* La Croix EAS & Thindwa HZ (1986) Macadamia pests in Malawi. III. The major pests. The biology of bugs and borers. Tropical Pest Management 32(1): 11-20.
------- M. integrifolia / M. tetraphylla hybrid
Macadamia ternifolia (MCDTE) Major host
* Hamburger M, Zarabi L, Weiss M, Argaman Q, Kuslitzky W & Klein K (2001) False codling moth (Cryptophlebia leucotreta) in Israel. Phytoparasitica, 29(1): 84-84.

* Wysoki M (1986) New records of lepidopterous pests of macadamia in Israel. Phytoparasitica 14: 2.
Macadamia tetraphylla (MCDTT) Major host
* La Croix EAS & Thindwa HZ (1986) Macadamia pests in Malawi. III. The major pests. The biology of bugs and borers. Tropical Pest Management 32(1): 11-20.
------- M. integrifolia / M. tetraphylla hybrid
Mangifera indica (MNGIN) Major host
* Javaid I (1986) Causes of damage to some wild mango fruit trees in Zambia. International Pest Control, 28(4): 98-99.

* Grové T, De Beer MS,  Joubert PH (2012) Host status of commercial mango cultivars to Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in South Africa. Journal of Economic Entomology 105(6), 1954–1962, https://doi.org/10.1603/EC12019
------- not considered as a natural host, but development possible in experimental conditions.
Prunus persica (PRNPS) Major host
* Blomefield TL (1989) Economic importance of false codling moth Cryptophlebia leucotreta and codling moth, Cydia pomonella, on peaches, nectarines and plums. Phytophylactica, 21(4): 435-436.
Prunus persica var. nucipersica (PRNPN) Major host
* Blomefield TL (1989) Economic importance of false codling moth Cryptophlebia leucotreta and codling moth, Cydia pomonella, on peaches, nectarines and plums. Phytophylactica, 21(4): 435-436.
Psidium guajava (PSIGU) Major host
* Grové T, de Jager K, Theledi ML (2019) Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) associated with fruit of the family Myrtaceae Juss. in South Africa. Crop Protection 116, 24-32.
------- Reared from field collected fruit.

* Adom M, Fening K, Billah M, Wilson D, Hevi W, Clottey V,  Ansah-Amprofi F, Bruce A (2021) Pest status, bio-ecology and management of the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and its implication for international trade. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 111(1), 17-30. doi:10.1017/S0007485320000358
------- intercepted in fruit.
Punica granatum (PUNGR) Major host
* Wohlfarter M, Giliomee JH & Venter E (2010) A survey of the arthropod pests associated with commercial pomegranates, Punica granatum (Lythraceae), in South Africa. African Entomology, 18(1): 192-199.

* Mgocheki N, Addison P (2016) Investigating the validity of the species status of the false codling moth in South African deciduous fruit orchards using mating studies and mtDNA. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 106(5), 598–605. doi:10.1017/s0007485316000304
Ricinus communis (RIICO) Major host
* Hamburger M, Zarabi L, Weiss M, Argaman Q, Kuslitzky W & Klein K (2001) False codling moth (Cryptophlebia leucotreta) in Israel. Phytoparasitica, 29(1): 84-84.
Rosa (1ROSG) Major host
* Adom M, Fening K, Billah M, Wilson D, Hevi W, Clottey V,  Ansah-Amprofi F, Bruce A (2021) Pest status, bio-ecology and management of the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and its implication for international trade. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 111(1), 17-30. doi:10.1017/S0007485320000358
------- frequently intercepted on cut roses.
Solanum aethiopicum (SOLAE) Major host
* Mkiga AM, Mohamed SA, du Plessis H, Khamis FM, Ekesi S (2019) Field and laboratory performance of False Codling Moth, Thaumatotibia Leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Troticidae) on orange and selected vegetables. Insects 10(3), 63. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10030063
Solanum melongena (SOLME) Major host
* Malumphy C & Robinson J (2002) Lepidopterous larvae intercepted on imported produce of fresh bean, pea, okra, sweet pepper, aubergine and tomato fruit in England and Wales between 1970 and 2000. Entomol. Gaz. 53: 191–202.
------- intercepted.
Vitis vinifera (VITVI) Major host
* De Jager ZM (2013) Biology and Ecology of the False Codling Moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (MSc thesis in Agriculture
(Entomology)). Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

* Steyn VM, Malan AP, Addison P (2019) Control of false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), using in vitro-cultured Steinernema jeffreyense and S. yirgalemense. Biological Control 138, 104052
Zea mays (ZEAMX) Major host
* Ndemah R & Schulthess F (2002) Yield of maize in relation to natural field infestations and damage by lepidopteran borers in the forest and forest/savanna transition zones of Cameroon. Insect Science and its Application. 22: 3, 183-192.

* Reed W (1974) The false codling moth, Cryptophlebia leucotreta Mayr. (Lepidoptera: Olethreutidae) as a pest of cotton in Uganda. Cotton Growing Review 51: 213-225.
Syzygium paniculatum (SYZPA) Alternate
* Grové T, de Jager K, Theledi ML (2019) Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) associated with fruit of the family Myrtaceae Juss. in South Africa. Crop Protection 116, 24-32.
------- Reared from field collected fruit.
Abelmoschus esculentus (ABMES) Host
* Mkiga AM, Mohamed SA, du Plessis H, Khamis FM, Ekesi S (2019) Field and laboratory performance of False Codling Moth, Thaumatotibia Leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Troticidae) on orange and selected vegetables. Insects 10(3), 63. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10030063
Acca sellowiana (FEJSE) Host
* Grové T, de Jager K, Theledi ML (2019) Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) associated with fruit of the family Myrtaceae Juss. in South Africa. Crop Protection 116, 24-32.
------- Reared from field collected fruit.
Afrocarpus gracilior (PODGR) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Agelaea pentagyna (AGWPE) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Albuca sp. (ABWSS) Host
* Kirkman W & Moore S (2007) A study of alternative hosts for the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta in the Eastern Cape. SA Fruit Journal (apr/may): 33-38.
Allophylus ferrugineus (AOLFE) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Annona muricata (ANUMU) Host
* Adom M, Fening K, Billah M, Wilson D, Hevi W, Clottey V,  Ansah-Amprofi F, Bruce A (2021) Pest status, bio-ecology and management of the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and its implication for international trade. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 111(1), 17-30. doi:10.1017/S0007485320000358
------- intercepted on A. muricata (from Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda)
Aristolochia albida (ARPAL) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Asparagus sp. (ASPSS) Host
* Kirkman W & Moore S (2007) A study of alternative hosts for the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta in the Eastern Cape. SA Fruit Journal (apr/may): 33-38.
------- Asparagus crassicladus
Averrhoa carambola (AVRCA) Host
* Grové T Steyn WP & Beer MS de (2000) Host status of Hass avocado fruit for the false codling moth, Cryptophlebia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) South African Avocado Growers’ Association Yearbook 2000. 23:99-102
Blighia unijugata (BLIUN) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Bridelia micrantha (BDIMI) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Capsicum (1CPSG) Host
* Fritsch E (1988) Biologische Bekämpfung des Falschen Apfelwicklers, Cryptophlebia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lep., Tortricidae), mit Granuloseviren. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Allgemeine und Angewandte Entomologie 6 (1-3), 280-283.

* Adom M, Fening K, Billah M, Wilson D, Hevi W, Clottey V,  Ansah-Amprofi F, Bruce A (2021) Pest status, bio-ecology and management of the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) and its implication for international trade. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 111(1), 17-30. doi:10.1017/S0007485320000358
------- frequently intercepted on Capsicum.
Citrus (1CIDG) Host
Coffea arabica (COFAR) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Crassula ovata (CSBOV) Host
* Kirkman W & Moore S (2007) A study of alternative hosts for the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta in the Eastern Cape. SA Fruit Journal (apr/may): 33-38.
Croton sylvaticus (CVNSY) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Diospyros kaki (DOSKA) Host
* Wakgari WM, Giliomee JH (2004) Insect pests of astringent persimmon in the Western and Eastern Cape Provinces of South Africa. African Plant Protection 10(1): 1–5.
------- major pest of kaki.
Donella viridifolia (DLQVI) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Drypetes natalensis (DRPNA) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Eriobotrya japonica (EIOJA) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Eugenia uniflora (EUEUN) Host
* Grové T, de Jager K, Theledi ML (2019) Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) associated with fruit of the family Myrtaceae Juss. in South Africa. Crop Protection 116, 24-32.
------- Reared from field collected fruit.
Gambeya albida (CSFAL) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Gossypium (1GOSG) Host
* Reed W (1974) The false codling moth, Cryptophlebia leucotreta Mayr. (Lepidoptera: Olethreutidae) as a pest of cotton in Uganda. Cotton Growing Review 51: 213-225.

* Hamburger M, Zarabi L, Weiss M, Argaman Q, Kuslitzky W & Klein K (2001) False codling moth (Cryptophlebia leucotreta) in Israel. Phytoparasitica, 29(1): 84-84.
Guettarda speciosa (GUTSP) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Landolphia sp. (LADSS) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Lepisanthes senegalensis (LQZSE) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Lettowianthus stellatus (LTWST) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Mimusops bagshawei (MMOBG) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Mimusops obtusifolia (MMOOB) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Monodora grandidieri (MDOGR) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Musa x paradisiaca (MUBPA) Host
* EPPO PRA for Thaumatotibia leucotreta. EPPO, Paris. Available at https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/ARGPLE/documents
------- Musa paradisiaca var. sapientum listed by USDA (2010) as a host, but no other references can be found. Considered doubtful.

* USDA (2010) New pest response guidelines: false codling moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Emergency and Domestic Programs, Riverdale, Maryland.
Myrciaria cauliflora (MYCCA) Host
* Grové T, de Jager K, Theledi ML (2019) Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) associated with fruit of the family Myrtaceae Juss. in South Africa. Crop Protection 116, 24-32.
------- Reared from field collected fruit.
Ochna atropurpurea (OCNAT) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Olea europaea (OLVEU) Host
* Mgocheki N, Addison P (2016) Investigating the validity of the species status of the false codling moth in South African deciduous fruit orchards using mating studies and mtDNA. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 106(5), 598–605. doi:10.1017/s0007485316000304
Opuntia ficus-indica (OPUFI) Host
* Kirkman W & Moore S (2007) A study of alternative hosts for the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta in the Eastern Cape. SA Fruit Journal (apr/may): 33-38.
Pappea capensis (PPECA) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Passiflora sp. (PAQSS) Host
* Kirkman W & Moore S (2007) A study of alternative hosts for the false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta in the Eastern Cape. SA Fruit Journal (apr/may): 33-38.
Persea americana (PEBAM) Host
* Grové T, De Beer MS & Joubert PH (2010) Developing a Systems Approach for Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) on ‘Hass’ Avocado in South Africa. Journal of Economic Entomology, 103(4), 1112–1128, https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/103.4.1112

* Grové T Steyn WP & Beer MS de (2000) Host status of Hass avocado fruit for the false codling moth, Cryptophlebia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) South African Avocado Growers’ Association Yearbook 2000. 23:99-102
------- poor host of T. leucotreta. When moths lay eggs on young fruits the caterpillars usually die and thus large caterpillars are seldom found, however, the caterpillars are able to develop if fruits are approaching maturity when infested.
Phaseolus lunatus (PHSLU) Host
* EPPO PRA for Thaumatotibia leucotreta. EPPO, Paris. Available at https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/ARGPLE/documents
------- Venette (2003) lists Phaseolus sp. as host plant (no specific reference mentioned). In USDA (2010) T. leucotreta (2010) it has been specified to Phaseolus lunatus. The original source of this record has not been found, nor other sources so far. 

* USDA (2010) New pest response guidelines: false codling moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Emergency and Domestic Programs, Riverdale, Maryland. 

* Venette R, Davis CEE, DaCosta M, Heisler H & Larson M (2003) Mini Risk Assessment: False codling moth, Thaumatotibia (=Cryptophlebia) leucotreta (Meyrick) [Lepidoptera: Tortricidae]. University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, CAPS PRA. 1-30 pp. 
------- Phaseolus sp. 
Prunus domestica (PRNDO) Host
* Blomefield TL (1989) Economic importance of false codling moth Cryptophlebia leucotreta and codling moth, Cydia pomonella, on peaches, nectarines and plums. Phytophylactica, 21(4): 435-436.
Psidium cattleyanum (PSICA) Host
* Grové T, de Jager K, Theledi ML (2019) Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) associated with fruit of the family Myrtaceae Juss. in South Africa. Crop Protection 116, 24-32.
------- Reared from field collected fruit.
Psidium friedrichsthalianum (PSIFR) Host
* Grové T, de Jager K, Theledi ML (2019) Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) associated with fruit of the family Myrtaceae Juss. in South Africa. Crop Protection 116, 24-32.
------- Reared from field collected fruit.
Quercus robur (QUERO) Host
* Stotter RL (2009) Spatial and temporal distribution of false codling moth across landscapes in the Citrusdal area (Western Cape Province, South Africa). MSc thesis, Stellenbosch University.
Rourea minor (ROUMI) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Salacia elegans (SLXEG) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Solanum lycopersicum (LYPES) Host
* Patrick EM, Koomen I, Ndlela S, Wesonga JM (2021) Effect of Moisture Stress on the Development of False Codling Moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) on Two Tomato Varieties. Neotropical Entomology. 2021 Aug 18:1-7.
------- confirmed host.

* USDA (2010) New pest response guidelines: false codling moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Emergency and Domestic Programs, Riverdale, Maryland. 

* Venette R, Davis CEE, DaCosta M, Heisler H & Larson M (2003) Mini Risk Assessment: False codling moth, Thaumatotibia (=Cryptophlebia) leucotreta (Meyrick) [Lepidoptera: Tortricidae]. University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, CAPS PRA. 1-30 pp. 
Sorghum (1SORG) Host
Stephania abyssinica (STJAB) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Syzygium cordatum (SYZCD) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.

* Grové T, de Jager K, Theledi ML (2019) Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) associated with fruit of the family Myrtaceae Juss. in South Africa. Crop Protection 116, 24-32.
------- Reared from field collected fruit.
Syzygium guineense (SYZGG) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.

* Grové T, de Jager K, Theledi ML (2019) Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) associated with fruit of the family Myrtaceae Juss. in South Africa. Crop Protection 116, 24-32.
------- Reared from field collected fruit.
Syzygium jambos (SYZJA) Host
* Grové T, de Jager K, Theledi ML (2019) Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) associated with fruit of the family Myrtaceae Juss. in South Africa. Crop Protection 116, 24-32.
------- Reared from field collected fruit.
Syzygium samarangense (SYZSA) Host
* Grové T, de Jager K, Theledi ML (2019) Fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) and Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) associated with fruit of the family Myrtaceae Juss. in South Africa. Crop Protection 116, 24-32.
------- Reared from field collected fruit.
Theobroma cacao (THOCA) Host
* EPPO PRA for Thaumatotibia leucotreta. EPPO, Paris. Available at https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/ARGPLE/documents
------- listed by Venette et al. (2003) as a host, but not supported by evidence Considered doubtful.

* Venette R, Davis CEE, DaCosta M, Heisler H & Larson M (2003) Mini Risk Assessment: False codling moth, Thaumatotibia (=Cryptophlebia) leucotreta (Meyrick) [Lepidoptera: Tortricidae]. University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, CAPS PRA. 1-30 pp. 
Uvaria acuminata (UVAAC) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Vepris nobilis (VEPNO) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Ximenia americana (XIMAM) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Ximenia caffra (XIMCA) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Xylopia longipetala (XYPPA) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Zanha golungensis (ZNWGO) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Ziziphus jujuba (ZIPJU) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Ziziphus mauritiana (ZIPMA) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Ziziphus mucronata (ZIPMU) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Ziziphus pubescens (ZIPPU) Host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.
Abutilon hybrids (ABUHY) Doubtful host
* EPPO PRA for Thaumatotibia leucotreta. EPPO, Paris. Available at https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/ARGPLE/documents
------- listed by USDA (2010) as a host, but no other references can be found. Considered doubtful.

* USDA (2010) New pest response guidelines: false codling moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Emergency and Domestic Programs, Riverdale, Maryland. 
Afrocarpus falcatus (PODFA) Doubtful host
* Brown JW, Copeland RS, Aarvik L, Miller SE, Rosati ME, Luke Q (2014) Host records for fruit-feeding afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). African Entomology, 22(2), 343–376.
------- confirmed host.

* Gunn D (1921)  The False Codling Moth (Argyroploce leucotreta Meyr.). Science Bulletin, Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Union of South Africa 21:1-28.
------- as Podocarpus falcata
Ananas comosus (ANHCO) Doubtful host
Pineapple was quoted as T. leucotreta host plant in Pinhey (1975) from Angola, "according to Investig. Cientif. Agron.".  However it is not listed as a pest on pineapple in Petty et al. (2005). Not considered as a host in EPPO PRA (EPPO, 2013)

* EPPO (2013) Pest Risk Analysis for Thaumatotibia leucotreta. EPPO, Paris. Available at https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/ARGPLE/documents.
* Petty DJ, Sterling GR, Bartholomew DP(2005) Pests of pineapple (Chapter 6).in: eds J.E. Pena, J.L. Sharp & M. Wysoki. Tropical Pests and Pollinators: Biology, Economic importance, Natural enemies and Control. 157 pp.
* Pinhey ECG (1975) Moths of Southern Africa : descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species.
Camellia sinensis (CAHSI) Doubtful host
* EPPO PRA for Thaumatotibia leucotreta. EPPO, Paris. Available at https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/ARGPLE/documents
------- listed by Bradley et al. (1979) as a host, but not supported by evidence Considered doubtful.

* Bradley JD, Tremewan WG, Smith A (1979) British Tortricoid Moths. Tortricidae: Olethreutinae. London, UK.
Ceiba pentandra (CEIPE) Doubtful host
* EPPO PRA for Thaumatotibia leucotreta. EPPO, Paris. Available at https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/ARGPLE/documents
------- listed by USDA (2010) as a host, but no other references can be found. Considered doubtful.

* USDA (2010) New pest response guidelines: false codling moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Emergency and Domestic Programs, Riverdale, Maryland. 
Citrus aurantiifolia (CIDAF) Doubtful host
In lemon, and lime, larval development is rarely if ever completed (Catling & Ashenborn, 1978; Newton, 1998) 
Not considered as host in EPPO PRA (2013)

* Catling HD & Ashenborn H (1978) False codling moth (C. leucotreta Meyr. In Citrus pests in the republic of South Africa (ed. E.C.G Bedford), pp. 1165-170 Science Bulletin Department of Agricultural Technical Services Republic of South Africa N°391).
* Newton PJ (1998) False Codling Moth, Cryptophlebia leucotreta (Meyrick). In: Citrus pests in the Republic of South Africa, Eds Bedford et al., pp.192-200.
Citrus limon (CIDLI) Doubtful host
In lemon, and lime, larval development is rarely if ever completed (Catling & Ashenborn, 1978; Newton, 1998) 
Not considered as host in EPPO PRA (2013)

* Catling HD & Ashenborn H (1978) False codling moth (C. leucotreta Meyr. In Citrus pests in the republic of South Africa (ed. E.C.G Bedford), pp. 1165-170 Science Bulletin Department of Agricultural Technical Services Republic of South Africa N°391).
* Newton PJ (1998) False Codling Moth, Cryptophlebia leucotreta (Meyrick). In: Citrus pests in the Republic of South Africa, Eds Bedford et al., pp.192-200.
 
Combretum apiculatum (COGAP) Doubtful host
Listed by Gunn (1921) only, considered unreliable by EPPO (2013).

* EPPO (2013) Pest Risk Analysis for Thaumatotibia leucotreta. EPPO, Paris. Available at https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/ARGPLE/documents.
* Gunn D (1921)  The False Codling Moth (Argyroploce leucotreta Meyr.). Science Bulletin, Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Union of South Africa 21:1-28.
Combretum zeyheri (COGZE) Doubtful host
Listed by Gunn (1921) only, considered unreliable by EPPO (2013).

* EPPO (2013) Pest Risk Analysis for Thaumatotibia leucotreta. EPPO, Paris. Available at https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/ARGPLE/documents.
* Gunn D (1921)  The False Codling Moth (Argyroploce leucotreta Meyr.). Science Bulletin, Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Union of South Africa 21:1-28.
Diospyros pallens (DOSPL) Doubtful host
Listed by Gunn (1921) only (as Royena pallens), considered unreliable by EPPO (2013).

* EPPO (2013) Pest Risk Analysis for Thaumatotibia leucotreta. EPPO, Paris. Available at https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/ARGPLE/documents.
* Gunn D (1921)  The False Codling Moth (Argyroploce leucotreta Meyr.). Science Bulletin, Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Union of South Africa 21:1-28.
Juglans regia (IUGRE) Doubtful host
Listed by Gunn (1921) only, considered unreliable by EPPO (2013).

* EPPO (2013) Pest Risk Analysis for Thaumatotibia leucotreta. EPPO, Paris. Available at https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/ARGPLE/documents.
* Gunn D (1921)  The False Codling Moth (Argyroploce leucotreta Meyr.). Science Bulletin, Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Union of South Africa 21:1-28.
Malus domestica (MABSD) Doubtful host
* Pringle KL, Heunis JM (2015) De Villiers M (Phytosanitary host status of apples as a host for false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). African Entomology 23( 1).
------- Blomefield (1989) and Newton (1998) are cited in publication mentionning apples or pear as host. However, these last two authors did not actually mention apples or pears as hosts for T. leucotreta. 
Publications by Timm 2005; Timm et al. 2007; Timm et al. 2010 refers to traps in orchards, no finding in fruits.
Pyrus communis (PYUCO) Doubtful host
* Pringle KL, Heunis JM (2015) De Villiers M (Phytosanitary host status of apples as a host for false codling moth, Thaumatotibia leucotreta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). African Entomology 23( 1).
------- Blomefield (1989) and Newton (1998) are cited in publication mentionning apples or pear as host. However, these last two authors did not actually mention apples or pears as hosts for T. leucotreta.  Publications by Timm 2005; Timm et al. 2007; Timm et al. 2010 refers to traps in orchards, no finding in fruits.
Sclerocarya caffra (SLCCA) Doubtful host
Listed by Gunn (1921) only, considered unreliable by EPPO (2013).

* EPPO (2013) Pest Risk Analysis for Thaumatotibia leucotreta. EPPO, Paris. Available at https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/ARGPLE/documents.
* Gunn D (1921)  The False Codling Moth (Argyroploce leucotreta Meyr.). Science Bulletin, Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Union of South Africa 21:1-28.
Vangueria infausta (VAGIN) Doubtful host
Listed by Gunn (1921) only, considered unreliable by EPPO (2013).

* EPPO (2013) Pest Risk Analysis for Thaumatotibia leucotreta. EPPO, Paris. Available at https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/ARGPLE/documents.
* Gunn D (1921)  The False Codling Moth (Argyroploce leucotreta Meyr.). Science Bulletin, Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Union of South Africa 21:1-28.
Vigna unguiculata (VIGSI) Doubtful host
* EPPO PRA for Thaumatotibia leucotreta. EPPO, Paris. Available at https://gd.eppo.int/taxon/ARGPLE/documents
------- listed by USDA (2010) as a host, but no other references can be found. Considered doubtful.

* USDA (2010) New pest response guidelines: false codling moth Thaumatotibia leucotreta. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Emergency and Domestic Programs, Riverdale, Maryland.