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Common Looper Moth
Soybean Looper Photos © Kim Hosen; suburban backyard, Woodbridge, VA; September 2010

Soybean Looper
Chrysodeixis includens
Superfamily Noctuoidea
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Plusiinae

Wingspan 28-39 mm

Flight period: April-November

Habitat: fields and cultivated land

Caterpillar host plants: Variety of plants including goldenrod, lettuce, sweet potato, tomato, soybeans, and brassicas (cabbage, kale, broccoli)