cabbage looper


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

Examples of cabbage looper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plant These Herbs to Grow Together a Flavorful Container Garden 02 Brassicas with Strawberries Brassicas, including broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts, are often targeted by cabbage loopers, which can riddle their leaves with holes. Lauren Landers, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 May 2023 Specifically, strawberries that are grown near brassica plants are much more likely to develop cabbage looper infestations. Lauren Landers, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 May 2023 If damage from cabbage loopers appears, quickly apply a Bt product such as Bio Worm Control or Dipel to control the caterpillars. Calvin Finch,, 12 Dec. 2019 Corn earworms, cabbage loopers, aphids, and flea beetles may also become a problem. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 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, 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, 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., 29 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cabbage looper was in 1895

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“Cabbage looper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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