CABBAGE LOOPER, Trichopulsia ni (Hubner)
Description PictureDamage
  • moths light grayish-brown moths with a small, lighter colored spot near the center of each forewing
  • moths have a wingspread of about 1 1/2 inches
  • light-green caterpillars with a few white or pale yellow stripes
  • larvae travel with a characteristic looping motion
  • Photo credit: W. L. Sterling, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University  

  • voracious feeders, which can strip foliage from infested plants in a short time
  • a virus often affects individuals especially in high population