Photo 1. Caterpillars of the cabbage heart-centre caterpillar, Crocidolomia pavonana, eating at the heart of a cabbage. Notice the stripes on the caterpillars.
Photo 3. Adult of the cabbage heart-centre moth, Crocidolomia pavonana, displayed to show wing patterns.
Photo 4. Young cabbage showing attack on young and old leaves by the cabbage heart-centre caterpillar, Crocidolomia pavonana.
Cabbage cluster caterpillar, large cabbage moth (LCM), large cabbage-heart caterpillar
Crocidolomia pavonana; previously, known as Crocidolomia binotalis.
AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Information from CABI (2014) Crop Protection Compendium: Crocidolomia pavonana. (http://www.cabi.org/cpc); and from Mike Furlong, University of Queensland, Australia. Photo 2 Department of Agriculture and Food, Government of Western Australia. (https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/cabbage/cabbage-head-caterpillar-cabbage-pest-indonesia). Photo 3 Mani Mua SPC, Sigatoka Research Station, Fiji.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community
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