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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Pacific Pests and Pathogens Fact Sheet. Biology of Crocidolomia pavonana F.

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This technology can also be successfully adopted for the management of pest complex on cauliflower IIHR, ; Srinivasan and Moorthy, If the apical meristem is pzvonana, multiple heads may be produced or the plant may die. Crocidolomia pavonana is a moth of the family Crambidae.

Cookies on Plantwise Knowledge Bank Like most websites we use cookies. The male can be distinguished by the tufts of dark-coloured hairs at the front of the forewings.

The caterpillars often occur with those of diamond back moth. With recent biological control successes against the diamondback moth, greater attention is currently being focused on the former which becomes serious periodically. The caterpillars grow to 20 mm, with long hairs and white or pale green stripes Photo 1 ; the later stages make thick webs over the leaves, and the caterpillars feed beneath them.


Views Read Edit View history. Pyralidae was relegated as minor pest with the emergence of diamondback moth Plutella xylostella L.

Continuing to use www. Severe damage caused by the cabbage heart-centre caterpillar, Crocidolomia pavonana.

Crocidolomia pavonana – Wikipedia

They pass through five instars over croicdolomia period of about twelve days, [3] burrowing into the centre of the plant after about four days. Host plants eaten by the larvae include the brassicaceous plants Brassica oleracea and Brassica rapa and their varieties, but also cotton Gossypiumpigeon pea Cajanus cajanGynandropsisnasturtium Tropaeolum and radish Raphanus. Its caterpillar is a crop pest and is known as the croci or the cabbage cluster caterpillar.

The adult moth is light brown, just less than 20 mm long, with two small white triangular spots on each forewing Photo crocidolkmia. In tests in Uganda it crocidolo,ia determined that when offered six brassicaceous crops, white cabbagebroccolicauliflowerkaleChinese cabbage and Indian mustardthe insect preferred to lay its eggs on Chinese cabbage and broccoli.

Several parasitoids are known to attack the larvae of this moth in different parts of its range. It is surrounded by a silken cocoon. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible. Thus, microbial pesticides and alternative control methods such as the use of essential oils and other botanicals which are generally considered environmentally friendly and less toxic to non-target organisms, are currently being explored.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Access the full text: Cabbage head caterpillar Crocidolomia binotalis. There has been an interest in using Bacillus thuringiensis for the control of this pest Ooi, ; Krishnaiah et al. Widespread; Asia, Africa, Oceania. Eggs are laid on the underside of the outer leaves in batches of 10 to more than a Go to distribution map Like most websites we use cookies.

Lookup the document at: Crocidolomia pavonana Fabricius EU pesticides database www. These include braconid wasps and tachinid flies, and in India the larvae are preyed on by a predatory bug in the Pentatomidae family.

The pupa is cylindrical, olive green to light brown, becoming darker shortly before emergence. Biological Control Low level of natural control of C. Adult of the cabbage heart-centre moth, 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.

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Retrieved 26 February Later they feed on the rest of the leaves and the central shoot.