International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2016, Vol. 3 Issue 5, Part A
Biology of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) of cauliflower under laboratory condition
Gowri G and Manimegalai K
Diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella
(L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), is cosmopolitan in its geographical distribution, occurring in all major zoogeographical regions of the World wherever crucifer crops are cultivated. Plutella xylostella
is commonly known as diamondback moth, is a serious pest of crucifers throughout temperate and tropical climates. It is an important pest and the larvae feeds on the foliage of the cruciferous plants from the seedling stage. The biology of P. xylostella
was studied to elicit information on first, second, third and fourth instars, pupa and adult emergence.
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Gowri G and Manimegalai K. Biology of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) of cauliflower under laboratory condition. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2016;3(5):29-31.