Omnivorous looper—Sabulodes aegrotata
Loopers are green with prominent yellow, green, pinkish
and/or black stripes down their backs. They arch their backs
as they crawl; this looping movement gives them their name.
Full grown larvae are 2 to 2.5 inches long.
Identification of species | Life
Loopers skeletonize leaves. No webbing is produced when feeding. They may also leave scars on the fruit
Handpick. Natural control by viral
diseases and predators
and parasites can be effective. Applications
thuringiensis or spinosad can give some control against
loopers, especially when caterpillars are small.