Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus, 1758)
(diamond backed moth, diamond-back moth)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesPlutella xylostella (diamond backed moth, diamond-back moth)
GenusPlutella (a genus of small ermine moths)
FamilyPLUTELLIDAE (a family of moths)
SuperfamilyYPONOMEUTOIDEA (a superfamily of micro-moths)
InfraorderHeteroneura (a suborder of moths and butterflies)
SuborderGLOSSATA (a suborder of moths)
OrderLEPIDOPTERA (butterflies and moths)
Division Endopterygota (bees, beetles, flies, moths and other insects with wings developing internally)
InfraclassNeoptera (bees, beetles, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other advanced insects)
SubclassPTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
ClassINSECTA (true insects)
SubphylumHEXAPODA (insects and other 6-legged organisms)
PhylumARTHROPODA (arthropods)
SuperphylumECDYSOZOA (skin shedders)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth, Diamond-back Moth) :
1: Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth, Diamond-back Moth)
20 Jul 2003 OSGR: SU56 51° 20' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
in Heath trap 19/20 July 03
Image 1: Dorsal view - enlargedImage 2: Lateral view - enlargedImage 3: Set specimen - enlarged - dark backgroundImage 4: Set specimen - enlarged - pale backgroundImage 5: Ventral view - enlarged
2: Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth, Diamond-back Moth)
22 Jul 2000 OSGR: SU56 51° 20' N, 1° 10' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
Cocoon, on underside of Garden Nasturtium leaf
Image 1: Adult mothImage 2: Cocoon and pupaImage 3: Cocoon - anterior end - close-upImage 4: Cocoon - close-upImage 5: Cocoon - posterior end - close-up

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 1 general literature references relevant to Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth, Diamond-back Moth)

Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth, Diamond-back Moth) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 3 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Plutella xylostella (Diamond Backed Moth, Diamond-back Moth)
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