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Species Evergestis rimosalis - Cross-striped Cabbageworm - Hodges#4898

Cross-striped cabbageworm - Evergestis rimosalis kale-eating larva - Evergestis rimosalis Cabbage leaf eater - Evergestis rimosalis Caterpillars on collard greens - Evergestis rimosalis Cross-striped Cabbageworm - Evergestis rimosalis - Evergestis rimosalis Caterpillar - Evergestis rimosalis Order Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths - Evergestis rimosalis Caterpillar on my Cauliflower - Evergestis rimosalis
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Glaphyriinae
Genus Evergestis
Species rimosalis (Cross-striped Cabbageworm - Hodges#4898)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Evergestis rimosalis (Guenée, 1854)
Adult: forewing light brownish-gray with dark gray smudged patches, irregular median and PM lines, and pale apical patch; ST line toothed; terminal line slightly wavy; some obscure reddish-brown shading in subterminal area; hindwing white with dark gray apical shading and dark discal spot
Larva: mature larva handsomely marked - striped across back with black and white; yellow stripes along sides; brownish-red head; immature larva dark grayish-green above and pale on the sides, with yellowish head
e. US to NM - Map - MPG
mostly: May-Oct (BG data)
Larvae feed on members of the cabbage family, including cabbage, collard greens and Brussels sprouts.
moth genitalia
corpus bursae torn open to remove 2 dense spermatophores
See Also
Purple-backed Cabbageworm (E. pallidata) adult forewing has diagnostic ring-like marking that resembles a tied knot
other species of Evergestis have a different forewing pattern and/or a western distribution (compare images of several species at MPG)
Print References
Garden Insects of North America (1)
Internet References
Maryland Moths - Larry Line, Maryland
Forestry Images - Clemson U., South Carolina
Works Cited
1.Garden Insects of North America : The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs (Princeton Field Guides)
Whitney Cranshaw. 2004. Princeton University Press.