Plutella xylostella [maculipennis] (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Plutellidae)


Colour Variants

Forewing Length: 6-8.5mm, Wingspan: 13-15mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
(5-6 Days) June - September July - August
October - April
April - November
(Earliest: 6.5)
(Migratory)

Attractant Chemicals
Glucosinolates Allylglucosinolate, Allylisothiocyanate,
Benzylglucosinolate, Glucocheirolin
Cardiac Glycosides Erychroside, Erysimoside
Deterrent Chemicals
Glucosinolates Gluconapin, Gluconasturtiin

Biotopes:
Meadows
Possible Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Brassicaceae
Food:
(Adult)

Anthriscus sylvestris Nectar

Tanacetum vulgare Nectar
Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larva

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Plutella xylostella
Plutella xylostella
Lepiforum: Plutella xylostella
De Bladmineerders van Nederland: Plutella xylostella


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