Cole Crops Pests - Cauliflower, Cabbage & Broccoli

Cabbage Maggot


Cabbage maggots cause damage to cole crops (Brassica spp.) including cabbage and cauliflower. Crops are susceptible at the seedling stage. The maggots (larvae) feed on collar region and root and cause substantial damage. The larvae are white, small, and legless, with a pointed head and blunt rear-end that features a number of small projections.

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Cabbage Maggot (Delia radicum) on Cabbage
Source: Mary Ann Hansen, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,

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