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cabbage moth

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Definition of cabbage moth in English:

noun

A brown moth whose caterpillars are pests of cabbages and related plants.
  • Mamestra brassicae, family Noctuidae
Example sentences
  • The other significant pest of these plants is the cabbage moth.
  • Plant cabbage, broccoli, bok choi and all types of mustard until mid-September, covering with lightweight row covers to exclude cabbage fly and cabbage moth.
  • They are known to eat cabbage moths, bollworms, tomato hornworms and broccoli worms.

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