Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella
Larva • Chorlton, Greater Manchester • © Ben Smart

18.001 BF464
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Wingspan 13-15 mm.

This tiny moth is well-known for its migratory tendencies. Sometimes many thousands can appear during the night at coastal migration watch-points.

Two or more generations occur between May and September, and the larvae feed on the leaves of certain types of vegetables as well as weeds.

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