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Cabbage looper


Cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni)


urban (backyard, on tomato a basil plants)


It could also be a soybean looper (Pseudoplusia includens), unfortunately however, the two can only be distinguished by observing the characteristics of their inside surface of the mandible part of the mouthparts through a microscope.

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keithp2012 10 years ago

I submitted a photo here of an adult Cabbage Looper, the moths blend in really well with tree bark!

urbicae 10 years ago

Thank you. The information was from the website I use to identify caterpillars:

Yasser 10 years ago

great photo! I didn't know the only way to distinguish between a cabbage looper and a soybean looper was through examining the internal surfaces of their mouthparts. That's wild! Thanks for sharing!

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Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Spotted on Sep 10, 2010
Submitted on Sep 12, 2010

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