cabbage moth

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cabbage moth

n
(Animals) a common brownish noctuid moth, Mamestra brassicae, the larva of which is destructive of cabbages and other plants
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All cole crops attract cabbage moths, which lay eggs on the underside of leaves.
In lab tests exposing cabbage moths to the equivalent of LED street lighting, females produced on average only about one- to two-thirds the amounts of their usual seductive pheromone, says ecologist Roy van Grunsven of Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
Keep cabbage moths away from cole crops by covering broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower with floating row cover.
Navarro and his team managed to come up with a repellent for a wide variety of insects by isolating the natural chemicals used by some plants, such as soybean that repels chinch bugs, or celery that repels cabbage moths.
I started seeing cabbage moths coming around, so I bought a row cover big enough to cover one row.
Mint will also discourage caterpillars while coriander and dill keep away cabbage moths. Rosemary and sage will deter carrot fly.
The next day, her tears dried fast on her cheeks as the pages fell, cabbage moths dancing and curling in the flames, from her mother's strong hands.
Nothing seemed itself, things fluttered like cabbage moths at noon, a spectral pollen dusted us, large forms sank down to rise diminished, wavery water received the lime cliff's image and sent forth a shimmering weft of gauze that cloaked our bodies.
Larvae of the crane-fly, of turnip and cabbage moths, and of the yellow underwing, which among them feed on grass, turnips, cabbage, potatoes and beet, are all predated by lapwings.