Leatherjackets (Crane Fly Larvae)

Quick Intro

Physical Description

Leatherjackets are the larvae of crane flies and are pests to several crops. They feed on roots, crowns and sometimes leaves of crops.

Species & Taxonomy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Diptera
  • Family: Tipulidae
  • Genus Species:

Lifecycle

 

Plants Affected

  •  cabbages

Plants Unaffected

 

Geographical Range

 

Signs & Symptoms

Whole Plant

  • stunted growth
  • plant death

Leaves

Flowers

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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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