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Diamondback moth

Description

Diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.), was introduced to North America from Europe about 150 years ago. The insect now occurs throughout North America, wherever its host plants are grown. Diamondback moth larvae feed on all plants in the Brassicaceae family, and in Alberta, canola and mustard are its primary targets.

Updated

January 1, 2014

Tags
diamondback moth field crop insects insects moths pests plant insects

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

4 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture and Rural Development (2008-2015)

Contributor

Meers, Scott

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2014-01-01

Date Added

2015-12-16T21:52:37.335362

Date Modified

2014-01-01

Date Issued

2014-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

622-19

NEOS catalogue key

7171605

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca