The caterpillar of The Cabbage Moth, Mamestra brassicae, is a common pest of Brassica crops in the UK and worldwide.Identification of the caterpillars is not always easy as they can be extremely variable in colour, ranging from shades of green to brown and even occasionally black.The caterpillars feed at night and hide during the day either in the soil or heart of the vegetable.The moths can have two or three generations between the spring and autumn. ???
The biggest problem with caterpillars is that they change into the beautiful butterflies and moths that most people like to see in their gardens. You can't have one without the other!