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Chrysodeixis chalcites (Tomato Looper)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Tomato Looper (Chrysodeixis chalcites) is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found from southern Europe, the Levant and tropical Africa, but can be found in great parts of Europe because it is a migratory species.The length of the forewings is 15–18 mm. The moth flies from June to October.The larvae feed on various herbaceous plants, such as Echium vulgare, Apium, Rubus, but also Tomato, Fragaria and Tobacco which is why it is perceived as a pest.
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Prey / Diet

Alcea rosea (hollyhock)[1]
Angelonia angustifolia (narrowleaf angelon)[1]
Canna indica (Indian shot)[1]
Capsicum annuum (cayenne pepper)[1]
Carica papaya (papaya)[1]
Centranthus ruber (red valerian)[2]
Chrysanthemum vestitum[2]
Citrullus lanatus (watermelon)[1]
Convolvulus arvensis (perennial morningglory)[2]
Cordia myxa (Assyrian plum)[1]
Cucumis sativus (garden cucumber)[1]
Cucurbita pepo (field pumpkin)[1]
Echium salmanticum (blueweed)[2]
Hedera helix (Algerian ivy)[2]
Nicotiana tabacum (cultivated tobacco)[3]
Salvia officinalis (kitchen sage)[2]



Attributes / relations provided by
1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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