Host: burley tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (burley type)
Description: The cabbage looper is a light green caterpillar with a thin white line along each side of the body. Two additional lines run along the midline of the back. Cabbage loopers have three pair of slender legs just behind the head and three pairs of fleshly legs near the rear end. The body tapers noticeably toward the head. An absence of legs in the mid-portion of the body results in the larvae moving with a "looping" motion. Cabbage loopers feed for two to four weeks, usually on the lower portion of the plant.
Image type: Field
Image location: United States
Name: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Slide Set
Organization: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
Country: United States