Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Soybean looper

Thysanoplusia orichalcea (Fabricius)

Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae

Size range

  • Up to 25 mm long


  • From West Africa and Australia
  • Now in New Zealand

Life History

  • Larval form of Burnished Brass moth
  • Found in gardens
  • Green semilooper caterpillars feed on soybeans, potato, parsley and carrot

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