Clover seed-Looper

Includes alfalfa looper (Autographa californica)

Pest description and crop damage Adult moth is grayish to light brown. Mature larvae are about 1 inch long, light green to olive-green, with a pale head. They move in a looping fashion.

Management-chemical control

  • Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)-Use as label directs. Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.

Note: When bifenthrin is used to control other pests, armyworms and cutworms are effectively controlled as well.