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Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper)

Wikipedia Abstract

The cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni) is a member of the moth family Noctuidae. It is found throughout the southern Palaearctic ecozone, all of North America, parts of Africa and most of the Oriental, parts of Europe (primarily South Europe) and Indo-Australian region. In the United Kingdom, where the adult is primarily a (sometimes numerous) immigrant but breeding is rare, the species is also known as the Ni Moth.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Alcea rosea (hollyhock)[1]
Apium graveolens (wild celery)[2]
Argemone polyanthemos (pricklypoppy)[1]
Asparagus officinalis (garden asparagus)[1]
Beta vulgaris (sea beet)[1]
Brassica napus (Rapeseed)[3]
Brassica oleracea (broccoli)[3]
Cakile maritima (Sea Rocket)[3]
Dianthus caryophyllus (carnation)[2]
Erodium cicutarium (redstem)[3]
Glycine max (soybean)[2]
Gossypium hirsutum (upland cotton)[3]
Heliotropium curassavicum (salt heliotrope)[3]
Heterotheca subaxillaris subsp. subaxillaris (camphorweed)[3]
Lactuca sativa (Lettuce)[3]
Lactuca serriola (Wild Lettuce)[3]
Malva parviflora (cheeseweed mallow)[3]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[3]
Nicotiana tabacum (cultivated tobacco)[2]
Petroselinum crispum (parsley)[2]
Pisum sativum (Common Pea)[2]
Reseda odorata (garden mignonette)[2]
Ricinus communis (Castor-Oil Plant)[3]
Senecio rosmarinus[3]
Sisymbrium irio (London Rocket)[3]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[3]
Solanum nigrum (Black or Garden Nightshade)[3]
Solanum tuberosum (Irish potato)[2]
Spinacia oleracea (spinach)[2]
Tropaeolum majus (nasturtium)[2]
Zea mays (corn)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acherontia atropos (Death's-head hawk moth)1
Acleris variegana (Garden rose tortricid moth)1
Acronicta euphorbiae (Sweet Gale Moth)1
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)1
Adelphocoris lineolatus (alfalfa plant bug)1
Anaplectoides prasina (green arches)1
Anomala dubia1
Anthocharis cardamines (Orange Tip Butterfly)2
Anthomyia pluvialis1
Antitype chi (Grey Chi)1
Aproaerema anthyllidella1
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)1
Arctia villica (Cream-spot Tiger)1
Aspitates ochrearia1
Autographa bractea (Gold Spangle)1
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)1
Axylia putris (Flame)1
Bibio marci (St Mark's Fly)1
Callistege mi (Mother Shipton Moth)1
Ceutorhynchus assimilis2
Ceutorhynchus contractus1
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)2
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)1
Cnephasia longana1
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)2
Colias croceus (Clouded Yellow Butterfly)1
Colias hyale (Pale Clouded Yellow)1
Cossus cossus (Goat Moth)1
Cucullia umbratica (Shark)2
Cybosia mesomella (Four-dotted Footman Moth)1
Delia florilega (bean seed maggot)2
Delia platura (seedcorn maggot)2
Delia radicum (cabbage maggot)1
Dilophus febrilis (Fever Fly)2
Discestra trifolii (clover cutworm)2
Drosophila busckii2
Eilema caniola (Hoary Footman)1
Eilema griseola (Dingy Footman Moth)1
Elaphria venustula1
Euclidia glyphica (Burnet Companion Moth)1
Euplexia lucipara (Small Angle Shades)1
Euxoa nigricans (Garden Dart)2
Euxoa obelisca (Square-spot Dart)1
Euxoa tritici2
Gortyna flavago1
Hada plebeja (Shears)1
Hadena luteago1
Hecatera bicolorata2
Hepialus humuli (Ghost Moth)1
Hippotion celerio (Grapevine hawk moth)1
Hoplodrina ambigua (Vine’s Rustic)2
Hydraecia micacea (potato stem worm)2
Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-Eye Moth)3
Lacanobia thalassina (Pale-shouldered Brocade)1
Larentia clavaria (Mallow)1
Lasiocampa trifolii (Grass Eggar)1
Liparus coronatus1
Lycophotia porphyrea (True Lover's Knot)1
Lygus rugulipennis1
Mamestra brassicae (Cabbage Moth)4
Mantura chrysanthemi1
Neides tipularius1
Noctua pronuba (Large Yellow Underwing Moth)3
Ochropleura plecta (flame-shouldered dart)2
Orthosia gracilis (Powdered Quaker)1
Orthotaenia undulana1
Pandemis heparana (Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix)1
Papestra biren (Glaucous Shears)1
Parasemia plantaginis (Wood Tiger Moth)1
Peridroma saucia (variegated cutworm)6
Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades Moth)2
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (ruby tiger moth)2
Phyllotreta undulata1
Pieris brassicae (Large White)4
Pieris napi (Green-veined White Butterfly)3
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)3
Plutella xylostella (Diamondback moth)2
Polia bombycina (Pale Shining Brown)1
Polyommatus icarus (Common Blue Butterfly)1
Psylliodes affinis2
Psylliodes napi1
Schrankia costaestrigalis (Pinion-streaked Snout)1
Schrankia taenialis (White-line Snout)1
Scopula emutaria1
Scopula imitaria (Small Blood-vein)1
Scrobipalpa nitentella1
Scrobipalpa ocellatella1
Sideridis albicolon1
Sminthurus viridis (lucerne flea)1
Spodoptera exigua (beet armyworm)2
Standfussiana lucernea (Northern Rustic)1
Tanymecus palliatus1
Tettigonia viridissima (Great Green Bush-cricket)1
Utetheisa pulchella (Crimson-speckled Flunkey)1
Xanthorhoe designata (Flame Carpet Moth)2
Xanthorhoe fluctuata (Garden Carpet Moth)2
Xylena exsoleta (Sword-grass)1

Predators

Cotesia glomerata[2]
Oxyopes salticus (striped lynx spider)[4]

Providers

Parasite of 
Compsilura concinnata (Tachina fly)[2]
Lespesia aletiae[2]
Lespesia archippivora[2]
Lixophaga variabilis[2]
Madremyia saundersii[2]
Nemorilla pyste[2]
Periscepsia helymus[2]
Phryxe vulgaris[2]
Voria ruralis[2]
Winthemia quadripustulata[2]

Distribution

Photos

Citations

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 2Jorrit 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. 3Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants 4PREY OF THE STRIPED LYNX SPIDER OXYOPES SALTICUS (ARANEAE, OXYOPIDAE), ON COTTON IN THE DELTA AREA OF MISSISSIPPI, Timothy C . Lockley and Orrey P. Young, 1987. The Journal of Arachnology 14:395-397
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