The Tobacco Looper is an agricultural pest
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TOBACCO LOOPER FACTS
The Tobacco Looper adult moth is mainly brown, with a tuft of hairs on its head There is a silvery pattern on the forewings and a small letter-S shape. Some adults had grey patches on the forewings. The hind wings are light brown, darker at the end. It rests with its wings in a steep roof shape. The caterpillars are green with a dark green line along the back, bordered by paler stripes, and also white lines on the sides. The pupa develops inside a white silky cocoon on the underside of a leaf and covered with debris.
wingspan 3cm. Caterpillar length 4cm
The caterpillar is an agricultural pest and attacks Sunflowers, Canola, Silver Beet, Beans, Tomato. Thy also feed on various garden plants.
White spherical eggs are laid separately on leaves of a food plant.
found throughout most of Australia
|Common Name:||Tobacco Looper|