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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This paper reviews relevant biological information and recent efforts towards effective management of Crocidolomia in the Philippines, suggest a holistic approach to manage the pest complex on crucifers, and lists the suggested follow-up studies. Crocidolomia pavonana is cdocidolomia in the tropical and subtropical areas of Africa, Asia and Australia.

Cabbage head caterpillar Crocidolomia binotalis. With recent biological control successes against the diamondback moth, greater attention is currently being focused on the former which becomes serious periodically.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Even a single mature larva per plant is capable of causing economic loss to cabbage at pre- and post-heading stages Peter et al. Biology of Crocidolomia pavonana F. Pyralidae was relegated as minor pest with the emergence of diamondback moth Plutella xylostella L.

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

EU pesticides database www. The larvae are grey with dark heads when they hatch and later become green with dark heads and five fine pale yellow longitudinal stripes.


Thus, microbial pesticides and alternative control frocidolomia 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.

Percentage yield loss with unit increase in the larval population was 51, 28 and 37 for 15, 30 and 45 day old crop, respectively Peter et al. Views Read Edit View history. The male can be distinguished by the tufts of dark-coloured hairs at the front of the forewings. Caterpillars of the cabbage heart-centre caterpillar, Crocidolomia pavonana, eating at the heart of a cabbage.

Eggs are laid crocidolomiz the underside of the outer leaves in batches of 10 to more than a Conventional pesticides, heavily relied upon in the recent past, are incompatible with the successful use of parasitoid against lepidopterous pests of crucifers. At first, they feed only on the undersides of the leaves. Mustard, a preferred host attracts almost the entire population of C. Like most websites we use cookies. The larvae feed on Brassicaceae species and are considered an agricultural pest on cabbages.

Retrieved 26 February Pyralidae and population interventions against this recurrent pest of crucifers in the Philippines “.

These include braconid wasps and tachinid flies, and in India the larvae are preyed on by a predatory bug in the Pentatomidae family. It is next to DBM in the order of economic importance. In each of these countries, the species is given as binotalisan older name. Biological Control Low level of natural control of C.

ADW: Crocidolomia pavonana: CLASSIFICATION

The young larvae feed on the underside of the leaf on which they hatch before moving on to other parts of the plant. There are no reports on parasite introductions.


The caterpillars often occur with those of diamond back moth. It is surrounded by a silken cocoon. They pass through five instars over a period of about twelve days, [3] burrowing into the centre of the plant after about four days.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The species was first described by Johan Christian Fabricius in Later they feed on the rest of the leaves and the central shoot. Pyralidae and population interventions against this recurrent pest of crucifers in the Philippines.

This page was last edited on 27 Juneat Young cabbage showing attack on young and old leaves by the cabbage heart-centre caterpillar, Crocidolomia pavonana. Crocidolomia pavonana is a moth of the family Crambidae.

Frocidolomia caterpillars pupate in the soil. 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 Crocidokomia and radish Raphanus. Retrieved 25 February Crocidolomia pavonana Fabricius They are pale green at first, becoming bright yellow, and then brown before hatching.

Members of the brassica family – broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, mustard and radish. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Los Banos, College, Laguna Philippines.

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