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Delia radicum (cabbage maggot)

Synonyms: Anthomyia brassicae; Anthomyia detergens; Anthomyia stimulata; Aricia villipes; Chortophila appendiculata; Chortophila floccosa; Chortophila frontalis; Hylemyia pseudobrassicae

Wikipedia Abstract

Delia radicum, known variously as the cabbage fly, cabbage root fly, root fly or turnip fly, is a pest of crops. The larvae of the cabbage root fly are sometimes known as the cabbage maggot or root maggot. The adult flies are about 1 cm long and are grey in colour, but otherwise resemble the common house fly.
View Wikipedia Record: Delia radicum

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Afon Teifi/ River Teifi 1768 Wales, United Kingdom  
Afonydd Cleddau/ Cleddau Rivers 1855 Wales, United Kingdom  
Bredon Hill 889 England, United Kingdom  
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Cors Caron 2130 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Eifionydd 357 Wales, United Kingdom  
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Crymlyn Bog/ Cors Crymlyn 740 Wales, United Kingdom
Elenydd 21274 Wales, United Kingdom
Epping Forest 3966 England, United Kingdom  
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Gower Commons/ Tiroedd Comin Gwyr 4390 Wales, United Kingdom
Hartslock Wood 85 England, United Kingdom  
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
North Pembrokeshire Woodlands/ Coedydd Gogledd Sir Benfro 780 Wales, United Kingdom  
North West Pembrokeshire Commons/ Comins Gogledd Orllewin Sir Benfro 615 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Preseli 6686 Wales, United Kingdom  
Rhos Goch 167 Wales, United Kingdom  
Rhos Llawr-cwrt 114 Wales, United Kingdom  
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Sidmouth to West Bay 2217 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  


Prey / Diet

Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)[1]
Apium graveolens (wild celery)[2]
Brassica napus (Rapeseed)[2]
Brassica oleracea (broccoli)[3]
Brassica rapa (Field Mustard)[2]
Erysimum cheiri (Aegean wallflower)[2]
Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum)[2]
Raphanus sativus (Wild Radish)[2]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anthocharis cardamines (Orange Tip Butterfly)2
Ceutorhynchus sulcicollis2
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)2
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)2
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)2
Empis stercorea2
Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-Eye Moth)2
Peridroma saucia (variegated cutworm)2
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (ruby tiger moth)2
Pieris brassicae (Large White)3
Pieris napi (Green-veined White Butterfly)3
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)3
Plutella xylostella (Diamondback moth)2
Psylliodes napi2
Xanthorhoe designata (Flame Carpet Moth)3
Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Garden Carpet Moth)2


Trybliographa rapae <Unverified Name>[1]


Pollinator of 
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]


British Columbia to Labrador, s. to California & North Carolina), Europe, North Africa, China, Azores, Madeira;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Ecology of Commanster
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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