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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Biological Control Low level of natural control of C. Even a single mature larva per plant is capable of causing economic loss to cabbage at pre- and post-heading stages Peter et pavonna. Biology of Crocidolomia pavonana F.

These include braconid wasps and tachinid flies, and in India the larvae are preyed on by a predatory bug in the Pentatomidae family. If the apical meristem is damaged, multiple heads may be produced or the plant may die.

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Pyralidae was relegated as minor pest with the emergence of diamondback moth Plutella xylostella L. The young larvae feed on the underside of the leaf on which they hatch before moving on to other parts of the plant. Retrieved 25 February Mustard, a preferred host attracts almost the entire population of C. Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

Young cabbage showing attack on young and old leaves by the cabbage heart-centre caterpillar, Crocidolomia pavonana.


Chemical Control Due to the variable regulations around de- registration of pesticides, we are for the moment not including any crocidolomiw chemical control recommendations. Cabbage head caterpillar Crocidolomia binotalis. Knowledge Bank home Change location. Views Read Edit View history. Even a single caterpillar is capable of causing significant damage and, therefore, economic loss.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The adult moth pwvonana light brown, just less than 20 mm long, with two small white triangular spots on each forewing Photo 2.

Like most websites we use cookies. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There are no reports on parasite introductions.

If you would crocidoloima to, you can learn more about the cookies we use. The caterpillars grow to 20 mm, with long hairs and white or pale green stripes Photo 1 ; the later stages make thick webs over the leaves, and the caterpillars feed croocidolomia them. This fact sheet is a part of the app Pacific Pests and Pathogens.

Conventional pesticides, heavily crrocidolomia upon in the recent past, are incompatible with the successful use of parasitoid against lepidopterous pests of crucifers. Cookies on Plantwise Knowledge Bank Like most websites we use cookies. Pyralidae and population interventions against this recurrent pest of crucifers in the Philippines “. EU pesticides database www. Crocidolomka, they feed at the plant centre. For the other moth known as the croci, see Crocidolomia suffusalis.

The species was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in The caterpillars often occur with those of diamond back moth. Severe damage caused by the cabbage heart-centre caterpillar, Crocidolomia pavonana. In Samoa, a strain of Trichogramma chilonis has been found that lays its eggs in the eggs of Crocidolomia.


Later they feed on the rest of the leaves and the central shoot. Look for the egg masses on the lower surfaces of the leaves, along the midrib and main veins.

Fact sheet – Cabbage heart-centre caterpillar ()

Its caterpillar is a crop pest and is known as the croci or the cabbage cluster caterpillar. The caterpillars pupate in the soil. It is surrounded by a silken cocoon. This page was last edited on 27 Juneat The larvae or caterpillars feed on all stages of the plants, although they rarely attack seedlings.

Notice the stripes on the caterpillars. The male can be distinguished by the tufts of dark-coloured hairs at the front of the forewings. Look for caterpillars crlcidolomia the centre of cabbages with white or pale green stripes; look for the presence of webbing and faeces small brown droppings.

In each of these crocidoloima, the species is given as binotalisan older name.