Cabbage Looper

Green caterpillars that chew large holes in leaves; handpick – not seriously damaging.

Physical Description

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Green caterpillar that inches along.

Species & Taxonomy

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  • Genus Species: Trichoplusia ni

Lifecycle

 

Plants Affected

 

Plants Unaffected

 

Geographical Range

 

Signs & Symptoms

Whole Plant

Leaves

  • Large holes chewed in leaves

Flowers

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Fruit

Roots/Tubers

How to Positively Identify

 Caterpillars found.

Treatment

handpick (chickens love these!)

Prevention & Control

 

Cultural Controls:

Habitat:

Temperature & Humidity:

 

Mulching & Cultivation Practices:

Natural Enemies & Biological Controls

Insects:

Animals:

Reptiles:

Barriers

Traps

Sprays & Dusts

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Sources:

  • RVGPS

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