How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Seasonal development and life cycle—Loopers

Eggs are laid singly on undersides of older leaves; eggs are barrel-shaped. The larvae occur primarily on the underside of leaves and are easily recognized by their habit of arching their backs. They feed mostly on mature foliage. The pupa is enclosed in a thin silk cocoon spun on the underside of mature leaves, in the crown of the plant, or in debris on the ground.

Looper eggs
Looper eggs
Larva
Larva
Adult
Adult
Pupa
Pupa

Statewide IPM Program, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California
All contents copyright © 2014 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

For noncommercial purposes only, any Web site may link directly to this page. FOR ALL OTHER USES or more information, read Legal Notices. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual solutions to specific pest problems. See our Home page, or in the U.S., contact your local Cooperative Extension office for assistance.

Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California

Accessibility   /PMG/GARDEN/FRUIT/PESTS/LIFECYCLE/lcomnilooper.html revised: April 25, 2014. Contact webmaster.