Imported Cabbageworm

Quick Intro

Physical Description

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Larvae

  • green and velvety-looking
  • start out small, but can get up to an inch long
  • often a yellow stripe can be seen running down their back
  • move slowly

Species & Taxonomy

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  • Genus Species: Pieris rapae

Lifecycle

 

Plants Affected

 

Plants Unaffected

 

Geographical Range

 

Signs & Symptoms

Whole Plant

Leaves

  • often feed along the midrib of the leaf, toward the base

Flowers

Fruit

Roots/Tubers

How to Positively Identify

 

Treatment

Prevention & Control

 

Cultural Controls:

Habitat:

Temperature & Humidity:

 

Mulching & Cultivation Practices:

Natural Enemies & Biological Controls

Insects:

Animals:

Reptiles:

Barriers

Traps

Sprays & Dusts

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