African Moths Gambia


     

Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Diamond Back Moth.

SYNONYMS
Phalaena xylostella, Plutella albovenosa, Plutella annulatella, Plutella brassicella, Plutella cicerella, Plutella cinerea, Plutella cruciferarum, Plutella dubiosella, Plutella limbipennella, Cerastoma maculipennis, Plutella megapterella, Plutella mollipedelia, Plutella niveella,

 

SPECIES IN GENUS :- 8
balanopis, dryoxyla, formicatella, orosema, oxylopha, stichocentra, symmorpha, xylostella,

 

DISTRIBUTION
Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Congo, DRCongo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, La Reunion, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

 

LARVAL FOODPLANTS
Brassica, Solanum Lonicera, Iberis, Matthiola, Erysimum,

Plutella xylostella
Upperside (SL)
 
Upperside (GM)
 
Upperside (GM)
Plutella xylostella   Plutella xylostella   Plutella xylostella
 
 
Underside (SL)
 
Underside (GM)
 
Live (ZA)
Plutella xylostella   Plutella xylostella   Plutella xylostella
 
 
Photo: L. Smith
Live (ZA)
 
Live (ZA)
 
Distribution Map
Plutella xylostella   Plutella xylostella   Map
Photo: J. Heyns
 
Photo: J. Heyns