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Invasive Listing Sources. No reference that we have lists this species as invasive in North America. This species is included for comparison to other species that. Caterpillars of the cabbage heart-centre caterpillar, Crocidolomia pavonana, eating at the heart of a cabbage. Notice the stripes on the caterpillars. Photo 2. Crocidolomia pavonana Fabricius Crocidolomia binotalis Zeller, · Crocidolomia limatalis Schaus · Crocidolomia luteolalis Hampson

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Los Banos, College, Laguna Philippines. Often, they feed at the plant centre.

large cabbage-heart caterpillar (Crocidolomia pavonana)

Retrieved 26 February This paper reviews relevant biological information and recent efforts towards effective management of Crocidolomia in the Philippines, suggest a holistic approach to manage the pest complex on crucifers, and lists the suggested follow-up studies.

The pupa is cylindrical, crocdiolomia green to light brown, becoming darker shortly before emergence.

EU pesticides database www. Biological Control Low level of natural control of C. For the other moth known as the croci, see Crocidolomia suffusalis.

Fact sheet – Cabbage heart-centre caterpillar ()

Even a single mature larva per plant is capable of causing economic loss to cabbage at pre- and post-heading stages Peter et al. At first, they feed only on the undersides of the leaves. There are no reports on parasite introductions. But, it has not been field tested. Retrieved 25 Crocidolkmia In tests in Uganda it was determined crocisolomia when offered six brassicaceous crops, white cabbagebroccolicauliflowerkaleChinese cabbage and Indian mustardthe insect preferred to lay its eggs on Chinese cabbage and broccoli.


Caterpillars of the cabbage heart-centre caterpillar, Crocidolomia pavonana, eating at the heart of a cabbage.

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With recent biological control successes against the diamondback moth, greater attention is currently being focused on the former which becomes serious periodically. Later they feed on the rest of the crocivolomia and the central shoot.

Eggs are laid on the underside of the outer leaves in batches of 10 to more than a Like most websites we use cookies. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

Pacific Pests and Pathogens Fact Sheet. Chemical Control Due to the variable regulations around de- crocidolomiz of pesticides, we are for the moment not including any specific chemical control recommendations.

The eggs take about four days to hatch. Mustard, a preferred host attracts almost the entire population of C. The species was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in They are pale pzvonana at first, becoming bright yellow, and then brown before hatching. Cookies on Plantwise Knowledge Bank Like most websites we use cookies.


Crocidolomia pavonana is a moth of the family Crambidae. The larvae are grey with dark heads when they hatch and later become green with dark heads and five fine pale yellow longitudinal stripes. Close Find out more. This fact sheet is a part of the app Pacific Pests and Pathogens.

The caterpillars pupate in the soil. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.

Lookup the document at: The adult moth is light brown, just less than 20 mm long, with two small white triangular spots on each forewing Photo 2. Young cabbage showing attack on young and old leaves by the cabbage heart-centre caterpillar, Crocidolomia pavonana. The larvae or caterpillars feed on all stages of the plants, although they rarely attack seedlings.