cabbage moth


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cabbage moth

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(Animals) a common brownish noctuid moth, Mamestra brassicae, the larva of which is destructive of cabbages and other plants
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Similar to that of SpliMNPV, a non-homologous pathogenicity has also been observed in cabbage moth (Mamestra brassicae) NPV when applied to non-lepidopteran species (Doyle et al., 1990).
The courtship behavior of the cabbage moth, Mamestra brassicae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and role of male hairpencils.
There have been very few studies concerning plants that exhibit potential for the control of the cabbage moth, and none that have examined the variability of such insecticidal activity through the growing season.
The caterpillars are active from late spring to mid-autumn, while the cabbage moth (Mamestra brassicae) has one generation, with caterpillars feeding from June to early autumn.
The caterpillars are active from late spring to mid-autumn, while the cabbage moth (Mamestra brassicae)has one generation, with caterpillars feeding from midsummer to early autumn.
The caterpillars are active from late spring to mid-autumn, while the cabbage moth has one generation, with caterpillars feeding from midsummer to early autumn.
brassicae (L.), the cabbage moth, provided a convenient subject as both the insect and its food plant, cabbage, are easily cultured, and because its multiply enveloped nuclear polyhedrosis virus (MbNPV) (Baculoviridae) has been extensively studied in terms of its biological activity (Evans et al.
Combined application of microbes with microbial insecticides may helpful to control of cabbage moth; it may be hypothesized that joint action may enhance their virulence than expected in single application.
In addition, some extreme examples are known such as the navel orangeworm, Amyelois transitella (Walker) (Lepidoptera : Pyralidae) and the cabbage moth, Mamestra brassicae (L.) (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae), where mated females respond to host odors, but virgin females do not (Phellan & Baker 1987; Rojas 1999).
Companion planting also can deter the cabbage moth. Again starting in 2001, I planted a row of borage between my Brussels sprouts and broccoli.
CATERPILLARS of the cabbage white butterfly, cabbage moth and diamond back moth devastate the greens.
Know that late summer is prime time for the notorious cabbage moth to lay its eggs.