Trichoplusia ni, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Trichoplusia ni, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Trichoplusia ni (Hübner, 1803)


Trichoplusia ni is a moth of the family Noctuidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Trichoplusia ni (Hübner, 1803)

Noctua ni (Hübner, 1803)

Plusia humilis (Walker, 1858)

Plusia extrahens (Walker, 1858)

Plusia significans (Walker, 1858)

Plusia innata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1868)

Plusia brassicae (Riley, 1870)

Plusia echinocystidis (Strecker, 1874)

Common name

Cabbage Looper


Superfamily: Noctuoidea > Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Plusiinae > Tribus: Argyrogrammatini > Genus: Trichoplusia


29-40 mm


Coastal areas, gorges, gardens, agricultural crops, and residential areas.

Food Plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on the leaves of a variety of plants i.e. Brassicaceae (Brassica), Compositae (Lactuca), Solanaceae (Lycopersicon), Urticaceae (Urtica), etc.

Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

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