Cabbage moth

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Symptoms by affected plant part: This is not very useful for farmers. This caterpillar does not produce honeydew. Honeydew is present when aphids occur at the same time. (fw 16.7: should the whole part be deleted (also in other datasheets), as it is not useful for farmers?)

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Is this a Minor Pest?
Minor Pest Title

Cabbage moth (Crocidolomia pavonana (=binotalis))

Minor Pest Description

Cabbage moth larva: when fully grown is about 1.6-1.9 cm long. Larvae pupate in the soil. The pupal stage lasts about 10 days. It is primarily a pest of brassicas and is occasionally an important pest of cabbage and kales. Caterpillars are found in groups. Young caterpillars chew off top leaf surfaces, while older caterpillars feed under a web of silk on young leaves, petioles and growing point of the plant, often damaging it entirely.

Minor Pest What to do.
  • Spray with neem extracts and Bt.
Minor Pest Position
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Pest Type
Common names; Cabbage moth, cabbage head caterpillar, Larger Cabbage Webworm
Other Crops
Cabbage/ Kale, Cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, Crucifers, Broccoli, Kohlrabi, Radish and Mustard
Host Plants
Cabbage,Kales,other Brassicas- Revised
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