Cabbage Cluster Caterpillar
Colour - .
Body - Small. Stout with long hair scales.
Wings - 2 Pairs. Membranous. Hairy
Antennae - 3 segments. Filiform (Finely hair like).
Legs - Broad overlapping scales. Feet (Tarsi) have 5 segments.
Head - Smooth. Broad overlapping scales. Large rounded compound eyes.
Thorax - Broad overlapping scales. 3 segments. Front segment much smaller. Hairy
Abdomen - Broad overlapping scales. 7-11 segments. Spiracles on segments 1-7. Hairy
Egg - Flat. Oval.
Habits - Can't fly when cold.
Body - 10-30 mm long, 5-10 mm wide.
Mouthparts - Chewing.
Antennae - Short. 3 segments.
Legs - 5 segments. Single claw on end.
Head - Hard.
Thorax - 3 pairs of legs.
Abdomen - 10-11 segments. Spiracles on segments 1 to 8. Prolegs on segments 3, 6 and 10.
Habits - Herbivorous.
Habitats:Origin and History:
Caterpillars feed on cabbage and other Brassicas in a group under a web.
Management and Control:Related Species:
Cabbage Centre Grub (Crocidolomia pavonana), Cucumber Moth (Diaphania indica), Wax moths (Galleria mellonella and Achroia grisella), Rice moth (Corcyra cephalonica), Meal moth (Pyralis farinalis)
CSIRO. The Insects of Australia. Melbourne University Press. (1991) p889.
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