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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There are no reports on parasite introductions. Pacific Pests and Pathogens Fact Sheet. They are pale green at first, becoming bright yellow, and then brown before hatching.

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Views Read Edit View history. The larvae feed on Brassicaceae species and are considered an agricultural pest on cabbages.

Widespread; Asia, Africa, Oceania. Both are rather variable in colouring but have brownish markings on a cream background. Close Find out more.

Crocidolomia pavonana is a moth of the family Crambidae. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use. In tests in Uganda it was determined that when offered six brassicaceous crops, white cabbagebroccolicauliflowerkaleChinese cabbage and Indian mustardthe insect preferred to lay its eggs on Chinese cabbage and broccoli.


Crocidolomia pavonana

If the apical meristem is damaged, multiple heads may be produced or the plant may die. The caterpillars pupate in the soil.

Pyralidae was relegated as minor pest with the emergence of diamondback moth Plutella xylostella L. Chemical Control Due to the variable regulations around de- registration of pesticides, we are for the moment not including any specific chemical control recommendations. The species was first described by Cricidolomia Christian Fabricius in Often, they feed at the plant centre. Crocidolomia pavonana is found in the tropical and subtropical areas of Africa, Asia and Australia.

Several parasitoids are known to attack the larvae of this moth in different parts of its range.

The pupa is cylindrical, olive green to light brown, becoming darker shortly before emergence. Access the full text: Retrieved 26 February For further information, we recommend you visit the following resources: Los Banos, College, Laguna Philippines. Caterpillars of the cabbage heart-centre caterpillar, Crocidolomia pavonana, eating at the heart of a cabbage.


Lookup the document at: It is next to DBM in the order of economic importance. This fact sheet is a part of the app Pacific Pests and Pathogens.

ADW: Crocidolomia pavonana: CLASSIFICATION

There has been an interest in using Bacillus thuringiensis for the control of this pest Ooi, ; Krishnaiah et al. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Members of the brassica family – broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Croocidolomia cabbage, mustard and radish. 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. Large cabbage-heart caterpillar, cabbage cluster caterpillar, large cabbage moth caterpillar.

Look for caterpillars at the centre of cabbages with white or pale green stripes; look croidolomia the presence of webbing and faeces small brown droppings.