2023, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A
Cabbage butterfly (Pieris brassicae nepalensis Doubleday), a menace to crucifers in Nepal
Author(s): Biju Adhikari and Santosh Khadka
Abstract: Crucifers are significant commercially grown vegetable crops that are produced throughout the world, especially in Nepal's high highlands and terai areas. Numerous significant insect pests usually attack them. The cabbage butterfly is one of them and is a worldwide nuisance of cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, and Knol Khol. It can also attack radish, turnip, Sarson, toria and other cruciferous plants. In the Terai and mid hills, the subspecies Pieris brassicae nepalensis outnumbers other subspecies. Early instar larvae munch haphazardly on the leaf, scrapping the leaf lamina before eating holes in it. This results in severe crop loss, and in the worst cases, crop collapse. In Nepal, the late-season crops of cabbage and cauliflower are severely harmed by the cabbage butterfly (Pieris brassicae nepalensis), which can result in yearly output losses of up to 80–100%. The cabbage butterfly of cruciferous vegetables is a significant insect pest. This page concentrates on its identification, distribution, host range, life cycle, nature of the damage, and long-term treatment, including IPM measures.
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Biju Adhikari, Santosh Khadka. Cabbage butterfly (Pieris brassicae nepalensis Doubleday), a menace to crucifers in Nepal. Zool Entomol Lett 2023;3(1):32-36.