Crocidolomia pavonana

Crocidolomia pavonana
Crocidolomia pavonana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Crocidolomia
Species: C. pavonana
Binomial name
Crocidolomia pavonana
(Fabricius, 1794)
  • Crocidolomia binotalis Zeller, 1852
  • Pionea comalis Guenée, 1854
  • Pionea incomalis Guenée, 1854
  • Pseudopisara quadripunctata Shiraki, 1913
  • Tchahbaharia dentalis Amsel, 1951

The Cabbage Cluster Caterpillar (Crocidolomia pavonana) is a moth of the Crambidae family. It is found from South Africa through India to the Pacific, including Australia, the Cook Islands, Guam, Java and Réunion.

The wingspan is about 30 millimetres (1.2 in).

The larvae feed on Brassicaceae species and are considered an agricultural pest on cabbages. At first, they feed only on the undersides of the leaves. Later they feed on the rest of the leaves and central shoot.

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