Its coloring is green with a layer of white lines running down the sides, but there can also be instances where the skin is brownish-green with red spots running down the sides alongside the lines.
Young caterpillars are black with white saddles, but mature into a bright green color layered with black stripes down the sides.
The cabbage looper caterpillar can easily be identified by its distinctive movement: It arches its back or “loops” as it inches along. Its appearance is characterized by fine hairs (almost like peach fuzz) that grow on the entire surface of the body.
The majority of cabbage white caterpillars are completely light green, but others may also have yellow coloring or yellow markings.
This caterpillar has a ridged appearance that’s layered with blue, orange, and yellow protuberances across the entire body as well as small black spikes that act as a defense mechanism against predators.