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Cabbage Looper Moth

Trichoplusia ni

Description:

Dark moth with white patches on the sides of the wings. "Adult - forewing a blend of light and dark brown, showing very little overall contrast; stigma consists of small U-shaped inner spot usually not touching solid outer spot; terminal line scalloped; hindwing gleaming grayish-brown, darker in outer half."

Habitat:

Under porch light at night in the backyard. "Cosmopolitan, introduced in the Nearctic. In North America, from Florida to California, north to British Columbia, east to Newfoundland (adults migrate north in late summer to northern United States and southern Canada) in the Americas, occurs south to Argentina."

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San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Jun 13, 2013
Submitted on Jun 18, 2013

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