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Family Plutellidae - Diamondback Moths

Plutella sp., possible Diamondback Moth - Plutella Small day-flying moth - Plutella xylostella Some kind of twirler moth? - Plutella xylostella Diamondback Moth - Plutella xylostella Moth 040315 ID - Plutella xylostella Possible Brassica Family larvae - Plutella xylostella Plutella xylostella Diamondback moth moth? - Plutella xylostella
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Classification
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)
Numbers
about 22 species in North America (1)
Identification
Adults - smaller and relatively slender when compared to Ypsolopha (1)
Food
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.