cabbage white butterfly

Pest Profile: Cabbage White Butterfly

Common name: cabbage white butterfly, small white, cabbage white, cabbage butterfly. Scientific name: Pieris rapae Where it is found: widespread in Europe, Asia & north Africa. Also present in Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia. Scarce in desert climates. In Australia: This pest is all over Australia, but more widespread in southern areas. It was accidentally

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Cabbage White Butterfly – Bad Bug To Have In Garden Pest

Pest Collection 1 – Cabbage White Butterfly Common Name: Cabbage white butterfly Scientific Name: Pieris rapae Order: Lepidoptera Host plant where found: Red cabbage – Family veggie patch. Host range or situation where pest is usually found: Ornamentals-stock, wallflower, geranium, mignonette, nasturtium, spider flower. Vegetables – broccoli, gabbage, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, radish, mustard, kale, turnip. Field

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Holding cauliflowers

Cauliflower Growing – a “how to” guide for big heads

Introduction Cauliflower belongs to the brassica (botanical) family, which happens to be the largest vegetable family in the world and includes other vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and even bok choy. I sometimes think about the origins of vegetables (I'm a Pisces) and wonder who was the first person to find and try this vegetable? I'm

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