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Genus Plutella

Diamondback Moth - Plutella xylostella Dame's Rocket Moth - Plutella porrectella Plutella xylostella? - Plutella xylostella Unknown - Plutella xylostella Diamond-Back Moth? - Plutella xylostella Moth - Plutella xylostella Diamondback 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)
Genus Plutella
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plutella Schrank, 1802
Anadetia Hübner, [1825]
Euota Hübner, [1825]
Evota Agassiz, 1847
Creagria Sodoffsky, 1837
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Plutella is Greek meaning "wealth, riches." (1)
7 species in North America.
Most Plutella feed on Brassicaceae, one of the few moth lineages adapted to do so. (2)
Print References
Schrank, F.P. 1902. Fauna boica: durchgedachte Geschichte der in Baiern einheimschen und zahmen Thiere, Bd.2b, Abt.2: 169
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.