Plutellidae

0465 (ABH18.003) Plutella porrectella, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR01528

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton, July 2011
Great Staughton, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Great Staughton, July 2011
Great Staughton, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species is larger and more streaked than P. xylostella.

 

Pupates in a loose silken mesh attached to the underside of a leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Wingspan: 14-17mm
Foodplant(s): Sweet Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and July-August
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 20 (7.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 May to 15 November

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella


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