Plutella xylostella

360083.00 — 2366 — Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus, 1758) — Diamondback Moth

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Cakile edentula



This notorious pest of cultivated Brassicaceae has been reared on Block Island from searocket (Cakile edentula).


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Factsheet at Florida Featured Creatures.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 11.16m; p. 107. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.