Diamond back moth

Diamond back moth

Plutella xylostella



Description: The Diamond back moth is a species of lepidopteran, 8-10 mm in length, globally present. It attacks several species of crucifers, both cultivated. And wild, such as cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and the cauliflower.


Number of annual generations: normally, between 5 and 10 generations per year depending on the climatology.


Damage: the larvae feed on the leaves, feeding on their underside without touching the veins. The damage caused can facilitate the entry of other pathogens.