Plutellidae

0464 (ABH18.001) Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR01525

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species is smaller and less streaked than P. porrectella.

Both sexes come to light.
Often disturbed during day

Wingspan: 12-17mm
Foodplant(s): herbaceous plants
Flying: Two/three overlapping generations, May-September
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Common

Habitat

As an immigrant, almost anywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 106 (39.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 April to 22 December

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Green, black, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5