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18.001 (BF464)

Diamond-back Moth   

Plutella xylostella
Adult: 1

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present June-July, August-September.  Adults present March-December.

Larval foodplants



The first for Dumfries & Galloway was recorded in the Dumfries & Galloway Standard & Advertiser on 25th July 1914 about an invasion in the Dumfries and Nithsdale area, Dumfriesshire, while the the first for Wigtownshire was caught at Killantringan Lighthouse on 12th August 1914 by D. A. Mowat the keeper, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being trapped at the Rothamsted station at Gatehouse-of-Fleet on 18th July 1975.

613 record(s) from 61 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2022
18.001 Plutella Xylostella
18.001 Plutella Xylostella

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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