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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Noctuidae > Plusiinae > Argyrogrammatini > Trichoplusia

Trichoplusia ni (Hübner, [1803]) – Cabbage Looper

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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:
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  5. James, D.G., Morgan, S. and Sourakov, A. eds., 2018. The book of caterpillars: a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world. University of Chicago Press. Pg. 637 for caterpillar.
  6. Twinkle, P.R. and Chattopadhyay, P.C., 2018. Taxonomy of agriculturally important plusiinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Indian Journal of Entomology, 80(3), pp.748-760. 
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Muddasar. 2022. Trichoplusia ni (Hübner, [1803]) – Cabbage Looper. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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