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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Abundant and fairly widespread migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Sep.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Various vegetables and cruciferous plants.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded18831859188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420152015
Number of records456812808831142493
Number of individuals10407218176166663091375
Unique positions13491929225
Unique locations12498849420
Adult records454812768761108491
Immature records01001

For the county, we have a total of 8366 records from 420 sites. First recorded in 1859.
 

Photos


0464 Plutella xylostella 08 top
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0464 Plutella xylostella 07 side
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0464 Plutella xylostella 06 top
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0464 Plutella xylostella 05 side
© Colin Duke All Rights Reserved 2018
0464 Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth) 04
© Damian Money
0464 Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth) 03
© John Perry
0464 Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth) 02
© Graham Feathestone
0464 Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth) 01
© Charles Fletcher, 18 Jul 2001

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A well-known immigrant species, numbers fluctuate from year to year but it is usually common and sometimes extremely abundant. Widely recorded from all five vice-counties.
 

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