cabbage looper


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cabbage looper

n.
The larva of a noctuid moth (Trichoplusia ni) that feeds on and is destructive of cabbage and other cruciferous plants and moves by arching its body in a loop.
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Four distinct types of caterpillars can be found including the very green, velvet-appearing imported cabbage worm; the distinctive cabbage looper that moves like an inchworm; the small, tapered diamond back moth larva and the yellow and black marked, cross-striped cabbage worm.
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Landolt noticed something strange about the mating behavior of the cabbage looper moth, Trichoplusia ni.
In 1994, they are testing this approach by combining, in one dispenser, pheromones to control two pests--the diamondback and the cabbage looper.
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It's part of a novel system that annihilates female cabbage looper moths without harming the environment.