This terribly looking cabbage is all eaten up by a bug! Usually, white cabbage butterfly caterpillars or slugs and snails are the guilty one for the crime. But, to my great surprise, I noticed the Firebugs!
The Firebug, Pyrrhocoris apterus, is a common insect of the family Pyrrhocoridae. I remember them as a child forming dense aggregations in the spring, prior to mating. They usually aggregated under the lime trees in my street. But, I never saw them eating the cabbage!