cabbage looper

noun

Definition of cabbage looper 

: a noctuid moth (Trichoplusia ni) having pale green white-striped larvae that feed on cruciferous plants

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Corn earworms, cabbage loopers, aphids, and flea beetles may also become a problem. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Your Complete Guide To Growing Okra," 21 Feb. 2018 Pests monitored: Pheromone lures are available for diamondback moths and moths that produce armyworms, cabbage loopers, corn earworms, European corn borers, tomato pinworms, and cutworms. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "The 7 Best Organic Pest Control Techniques For Your Garden," 18 Dec. 2017 One key is to limit insecticidal spraying to a specific target such as stink bugs on your peaches or cabbage loopers on your broccoli. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "Attracting and producing butterflies in your landscape," 6 Apr. 2018 Garlic deters rabbits as well as tree borers, aphids, cabbage looper, codling moths, Japanese beetles, snails, carrot root flies, ants and cabbage maggots. OregonLive.com, "In vegetable gardens, good-neighbor planting makes all the difference," 29 Mar. 2018

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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