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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Crocidolomia pavonana

Chemical Control Due to the variable regulations around de- registration of pesticides, we are for the moment not including any specific chemical control recommendations. Lookup the document at: The caterpillars often occur with those of diamond back moth.

Access the full text: The larvae or caterpillars feed on all stages of the plants, although they rarely attack seedlings. EU pesticides database www. Both are rather variable in colouring but have brownish markings on a cream background. It is surrounded by a silken cocoon. Views Read Edit View history.

Go to crociodlomia map Continuing to use www. Percentage yield loss with unit increase in the larval population was 51, 28 and 37 for 15, 30 and 45 day old crop, respectively Peter et al. Close Find out more. This page was last edited on 27 Juneat Crocidolomia pavonana is found in the tropical and subtropical areas of Africa, Asia and Australia.


The caterpillars grow to 20 mm, with long hairs and white or pale green stripes Photo 1 ; crocidolmoia later stages make thick webs over the leaves, and the caterpillars feed beneath them. Caterpillars of the cabbage heart-centre caterpillar, Crocidolomia pavonana, eating at the heart of a cabbage.

large cabbage-heart caterpillar (Crocidolomia pavonana)

There has been an interest in using Bacillus thuringiensis for the control of this pest Ooi, ; Krishnaiah et al. Young cabbage showing attack on young and old leaves by the cabbage heart-centre caterpillar, Crocidolomia pavonana. Even a single mature larva per plant is capable of causing economic loss to cabbage at pre- and post-heading stages Peter et al.

The eggs take about four days to hatch. Biological Control Low level of natural control of C. Several parasitoids are known to attack the larvae of this moth in different parts of its range.

Members of the brassica family – broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, mustard and radish. Often, they feed at the plant centre. The pupa is cylindrical, olive green to light brown, becoming pabonana shortly before emergence.

Look for the egg masses on the lower surfaces of the leaves, along the midrib and main veins.


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In tests in Uganda it was determined that when offered six brassicaceous crops, white cabbagebroccoli crocudolomia, cauliflowerkaleChinese cabbage and Indian mustardthe insect preferred to lay its eggs on Chinese cabbage and broccoli. At first, they feed only on the undersides of the leaves.

Cabbage head caterpillar Crocidolomia binotalis. The male can be distinguished by the tufts of dark-coloured hairs at the front of the forewings. For the other moth known as the croci, see Crocidolomia suffusalis. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.

Crocidolomia pavonana Fabricius The larvae feed on Brassicaceae species and are considered an agricultural pest on pavonaba. Knowledge Bank home Change location. Crociddolomia 25 February If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

The caterpillars pupate in the soil. The species was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in Later they feed on the rest of the leaves and the central shoot.