Host: flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (flue-cured type)
Description: Loopers are pale green, about one inch long when full grown, and taper slightly toward the head. There is a thin, white line along each side of the body and two others along the middle of the back. Larvae are characterized by the presence of three pairs of fleshy prolegs (in addition to three pairs of jointed legs behind the head) and their habit of moving in a "looping" motion. They generally feed on the undersides of leaves, leaving small to moderate size ragged holes. Larvae also spin silken cocoons on the undersides of leaves in which they pupate.
Image type: Field
Image location: United States
Specimen in collection: No
Name: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set
Organization: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Country: United States