Moths of North Dakota


Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus 1758)

Common name: Diamondback moth.

Hodges #: 2366.

Identification: Rfw 6.12 mm, inner margin of fw white with wood-brown over-scales, proboscis without scales.

Similar species: none known from ND.

Distribution: introduced from Eurasia, found throughout U. S. and southern Canada.

Hosts: larvae feed on Brassicaceae– mustards, economically important pest of Canola.




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ND, Cass Co., Fargo, NDSU  lab culture, 17- V- 1994, P. Kmec.


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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
Research Specialist
202 Hultz Hall
Fargo, ND 58105

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