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Cabbage looper

trichoplusia ni

Description:

The Cabbage Looper is a member of the moth family Noctuidae. The caterpillar, a measuring worm, is smooth and pale green with white stripes and is one of a many species called cabbage worm. It is called a "looper" because it arches its body as it crawls, inchworm-style. This species is very destructive to plants due to its voracious consumption of leaves. It is not restricted to cole crops; other plant hosts include tomato, cucumber and potato. The adult of the species is a nocturnal brown moth.

Habitat:

in an open holm oak forest at the Parque Nacional de Monfragüe

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/250 sec. f/7.1 ISO Speed Rating: 200. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired

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2 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

Apparently! On the other side, it seems to prefer the yellow part

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Flowers are for dessert then.

arlanda
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Serradilla, Extremadura, Spain

Spotted on Apr 1, 2012
Submitted on Apr 20, 2012

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