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Cork worm

The caterpillar of the cork moth; see there.

The butterfly (Nemapogon cloacellus) becomes 7.5 millimetres long and has a wing span of 10 to 14 millimetres. The insect likes to lay its eggs in damp places in the wine cellar. If this happens on a cork, it is eaten by the hatched caterpillar (also called cork worm) and thus leaks, which causes (besides mould) oxidation of the...

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