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Cabbage Looper Caterpillar

Trichoplusia ni


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, collard greens, and potato. The adult of the species is a nocturnal brown moth.

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penna, USA

Lat: 41.39, Long: -74.97

Spotted on May 25, 2014
Submitted on Jan 4, 2015

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