Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Green garden looper
Chrysodeixis eriosoma (Doubleday, 1843)

Family: Noctuidae
Wing Span: 4.2 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: They are polyphagous and have been reported to feed on over sixty species of plants.
Adult Food:
Range: Mostly cosmopolitan in distribution, it is a pest in Japan, China, India, Sri Lanka, the Malay Peninsula and Australasia.[1] It is present in Hawaii and recorded as an incursion in mainland North America and Russia.
Management Needs:

Pollinator Week is June 20-26, 2022!

Butterflies and moths are accidental pollinators of many flowering plants. While most species do not have special structures to carry pollen, they do brush against pollen and transfer it to other flowers.

Did you know? The Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) flies close to the ground and uses its short proboscis to probe flowers of wild strawberry, white sweet clover, and other low-lying plants.