Chrysodeixis includens

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Chrysodeixis includens
Pseudoplusia includens.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Chrysodeixis
Species: C. includens
Binomial name
Chrysodeixis includens
Walker, 1858
Synonyms
  • Pseudoplusia includens
  • Plusia includens
  • Phalaena oo
  • Plusia hamifera
  • Plusia binotula
  • Plusia dyaus
  • Plusia pertusa
  • Plusia culta
  • Phytometra oo ab. oonana

The Soybean Looper (Chrysodeixis includens) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is known as Falso Medidor in north-eastern Mexico. It is found from Southern Quebec and Southern Ontario through the eastern and southern part of the United States to Central America and South America, the Antilles and the Galápagos Islands.

Caterpillar

The wingspan is 28–39 mm. The adults are on wing from April to November depending on the location.

The larvae feed on a wide range of plants. Recorded food plants are Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Commelinaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Geraniaceae, Lamiaceae, Lauraceae, Malvaceae, Solanaceae, Verbenaceae, Medicago sativa, Phaseolus polystachios, Glycine max, Gossypium herbaceum, Nicotiana tabacum, Lycopersicum esculentum, Brassica and Lactuca sativa.

Tadarida brasiliensis, a bat species, is used as biological control for the Soybean Looper.

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