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Diamondback moth - Plutella xylostella Total length: ~7 mm. Forewing is dark brown with a jagged ochre stripe along the inner margin.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light at night in a semi-rural area.<br />
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2020(40) Diamondback moth,Geotagged,Plutella xylostella,Spring,United States,moth Click/tap to enlarge

Diamondback moth - Plutella xylostella

Total length: ~7 mm. Forewing is dark brown with a jagged ochre stripe along the inner margin.

Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light at night in a semi-rural area.

2020(40)

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The diamondback moth , sometimes called the cabbage moth, is a moth species of the family Plutellidae and genus ''Plutella''. The small, grayish-brown moth sometimes has a cream-colored band that forms a diamond along its back. It's believed that the species may have originated in Europe, South Africa, or the Mediterranean region, but it has now spread worldwide.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded May 28, 2020. Captured May 26, 2020 11:48 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm