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Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Plutella xylostella)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Yponomeutoidea family Plutellidae subfamily Plutellinae genus Plutella subgenus Plutella → species Plutella xylostella

Species name(s)

Plutella (Plutella) xylostella (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena xylostella Linnaeus, 1758 = Cerostoma maculipennis Curtis, 1832 = Plutella cruciferarum Zeller, 1843 = Plutella brassicella Fitch, 1856 = Plutella limbipennella Clemens, 1860 = Plutella mollipedella Clemens, 1860 = cicerella (Rondani, 1876) = galeatella (Mabille, 1888) = Plutella dubiosella Beutenmüller, 1889 = dudiosalla (Moriuti, 1977) = Plutella maculipennis = Plutella megapterella Bentinck 1934.


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #5. Nenetsko-Novozemelsky tundrovy; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #15. Severo-Uralsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #21. Severo-Yeniseisky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #34. Kamchatsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

Имаго  (Plutella xylostella)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Plutella maculipennis [11]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • 17 mm wingspan. The front wings are brownish-gray, with a wide toothed whitish border on the inner edge. [11]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Crete, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, the European Northeast, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Transbaikalia, Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Kamchatka, Karelia, Kola, Nenetsko- Novaya Zemlya tundra, Nizhne-Amur,Lower Volga, Primorye, Sakhalin, the North-Yenisei, the North Urals, Mid-Amur, the Volga-Average, Average Urals, Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Azores, Albania, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Dodecanese Islands, Ireland, Iceland, Spain ( mainland), Italy (mainland), the Canary Islands, Cyprus,Corsica, Crete, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Macedonia, Malta, the Netherlands, New Earth, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Northern Aegean Islands, Sicily, Slovakia, Turkey (European part), the Faroe Islands,Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Cycladic, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • During the summer develops 2-3 generations diamondback moth larvae. [11]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Larva

  • Gusenichka young animals live vuntri leaf mining it, and older larvae are kept open on the underside of leaves. Pupation occurs on the leaves. Caterpillar bright green, with dark brown spots and grayish-yellow head. Size larvae - 12 mm. [11]. Peter Khramov.


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vlad Proklov, Anatoliy Kuzmin.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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