- Cabbage looper
name = Cabbage Looper
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species = "T. ni"
binomial = "Trichoplusia ni"
binomial_authority = ((Hübner,
The cabbage looper ("Trichoplusia ni") is a member of the
mothfamily Noctuidae. The caterpillar, a measuring worm, is smooth and pale green with white stripes and is one of a many species called cabbage worm. It is called a "looper" because it arches its body as it crawls, inchworm-style. This species is very destructive to plants due to its voracious consumption of leaves. It is not restricted to cole crops; other plant hosts include tomato, cucumberand potato. The adult of the species is a nocturnalbrown moth.
"Trichoplusia ni" is also used as an expression system in the field of molecular biology.
* [http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/veg/leaf/cabbage_looper.htm cabbage looper] on the
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