Cabbage green semilooper

Cabbage green semilooper: Trichoplusia ni

Symptoms of damage:

  • Scrabbing of leaves initially and defoliation

Identification of pest:

  • Egg: Greenish-white, spherical and sculptured eggs laid singly on ventral surface of leaves
  • Larva: Slender and green in colour with light wavy lines
  • Adult: Stout, brown moth, head and thorax grey in colour, abdomen white. Forewings grey wavy in colour with a slendery-marking


  • Hand pick and destroy the caterpillars
  • Set up light trap @1/ha
  • Spray insecticides like malathion 50EC @ 0.1% ha.



  • TamilNadu Agritech Portal
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