Cabbage Moth

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Cabbage Moth
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A Cabbage Moth
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Mamestra
Species: Mamestra brassicae

The Cabbage Moth tends to burrow into the heart of your plants.

Identifying Features[edit | edit source]

Tunnelled holes are visible in the heart of the plant. Some leaf damage may occur.

Treatment[edit | edit source]


Prevention[edit | edit source]

The simplest method is to check leaves regularly and remove and destroy any eggs or larvae found. A variety of sprays are available, but the best preventative method is to net plants either individually or across whole beds.

Examples[edit | edit source]