Diamondback moth (DBM) and other pests of cabbages and other cruciferes have a number of natural enemies that help keep their populations under control. This page introduces a number of these natural enemies of cabbage pests.
Diamondback moth (DBM) larval parasitoids
The following pictures show some important larval parasitoids of the Diamond-back moth, which is probably the most serious pest of cabbage crops in the tropics.
Diamondback moth (DBM) pupal parasitoids
The next pictures show pupal parasitoids of Diamond-back moth.
Natural enemies of other cabbage pests
The following pictures show natural enemies of a number of other cabbage pests such as Pieris spp. and aphids.
- D. semiclausum photo courtesy of Dr. B. M. Shepard.
- All other photos on this page by Brent Rowell.