Cabbage Caterpillar (Cabbage Butterfly)

Also known as:

  • Cabbage butterfly
  • Cabbage white
  • Large cabbage white
  • generally as cabbage worm

Physical Description

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  • caterpillars of Large White, Small White and Cabbage Moths.

Species & Taxonomy

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  • Genus Species: Pieris brassicae

Lifecycle

 

Plants Affected

  •  cabbages

Plants Unaffected

 

Geographical Range

 

Signs & Symptoms

Whole Plant

  • burrow into the heart of the cabbage

Leaves

  • eat holes in leaves
  • burrow into the heart of the cabbage head

Flowers

Fruit

Roots/Tubers

How to Positively Identify

 

Treatment

 

Prevention & Control

 

Cultural Controls:

Habitat:

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Mulching & Cultivation Practices:

  • use nets to prevent butterflies from laying their eggs on the plants

Natural Enemies & Biological Controls

Insects:

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Barriers

Traps

Sprays & Dusts

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