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0464 ~ Plutella xylostella ~ Diamond-back Moth
UK Status

Resident & Migrant. Widespread and often abundant throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Fairly common throughout the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-17mm.

Confusion species


None.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine+)

Habitat

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Brassica spp.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on underside of the foodplant. Larva feeds openly, or from a slight spinning on the underside of the leaf. Pupates in an open network cocoon on the plant or amongst the leaf litter.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 2nd July 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 12th May 2009, Commins Coch