Spacer
Spacer
Phytosanitary Alert System Logo
Spacer
    Home     |     Emerging Pest Alerts    |     Official Pest Reports    |     Archive    |     Resources
Spacer
Print This Page
Warning: The information in this archived item was not confirmed with the appropriate National Plant Protection Organization and is provided solely for informational purposes. Please use this information with caution.

Subject: Pathway identified for introduction of Pieris brassicae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) from Europe
Date posted: October 02, 2002
Source: USDA-APHIS-PPQ Massachussetts
A large number (approx. 100) of viable pupae of Pieris brassicae (Lepidoptera: Pieridae), a large white butterfly, were found attached to the exterior of a shipping container from Spain in August 2002. Last instar larvae are known to seek walls and fences when 'wandering' prior to pupation; a convenient shipping container could therefore be assumed to provide an excellent substrate.

Pieris brassicae is a close relative of the cabbage butterfly (P. rape) which is established in North America.

Spacer
     Subscribe    |     About Us    |     Comments    |     Collaborators Only    |     Pestalert.org en Español
To view PDF's on this site - download the Adobe Reader.
Logo
Copyright © 2000-2017.
NSF Center for Integrated Pest Management