Large cabbage worm

Caused by: Pieres rapae
Problem Category: Insect
Symptoms: Large ragged holes in leaves or bored into head; green-brown frass (insect feces) on leaves; caterpillar is green in color and hairy, with a velvet-like appearance; may have faint yellow to orange stripes down back; slow-moving compared with other caterpillars
Comments: Larvae cause damage by feeding on plants; can be distinguished from other caterpillars by its sluggish movement; in large numbers larvae can cause extensive damage very quickly
Management: Plant cHand-pick caterpillars from plants and destroy; scrape eggs from leaves prior to hatching; apply appropriate insecticide if infestation is very heavy
Control: spray 5% neem seed kernal extract or 5ml Neem oil to control the cabbage worm damage
SKU: 1228 Category: