Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Green looper caterpillar

Chrysodeixis eriosoma (Doubleday)

Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae

Size range

  • Up to 40 mm long


  • Found from India to Australia and New Zealand

Life History

  • Larval form of Silver Y moth
  • Common in gardens
  • Green semilooper caterpillar feeds on garden plants especially beans, potatoes and tomatoes

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