|18.001 ~ 0464 ~ Plutella xylostella ~ Diamond-back Moth|
Resident & Migrant. Widespread and often abundant throughout the British Isles.
Fairly common throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 12-17mm.
|Flight time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
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.
Photo by MDH, 2nd July 2009, Llanfyllin
Photo by PRW, 12th May 2009, Commins Coch