JACK K. CLARK / AGSTOCKUSA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JACK K. CLARK / AGSTOCKUSA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Cabbage looper. Macrophotograph of a cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni) caterpillar, crawling on a cabbage leaf. This caterpillar crawls with a looping motion. It has three pairs of true legs positioned behind its head and 3 pairs of fleshy false legs (centre right) further down its abdomen. This arrangement produces the characteristic looping walk. The cabbage looper larva is a pest of a variety of plants, including the cabbage. Magnification: x1 at 35mm size.
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