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Family Plutellidae - Diamondback Moths

Hi-yo Silver - Plutella micro moth Diamondback Moth - Plutella xylostella Bug ID? - Plutella xylostella Diamondback Moth - Hodges#2366 - Plutella xylostella Diamondback Moth - Hodges #2366 - Plutella xylostella Unknown small moth - Plutella xylostella Plutella xylostella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Plutellidae (Diamondback Moths)
about 22 species in North America (1)
Adults - smaller and relatively slender when compared to Ypsolopha (1)
most Plutella feed on Brassicaceae, one of the few moth lineages adapted to do so. Other genera are specialists on unrelated angiosperms, including Berberidaceae, Ericaceae, and Caprifoliaceae (1)
Life Cycle
pupation in a loose-meshed, less compact cocoon than Ypsolopha (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.