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Plutella porrectella
Streaked Diamond-back
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Plutella xylostella
Diamond-back Moth

(Linnaeus, 1758)464 / 18.001
=Diamond-back
=Plutella maculipennis

Norfolk status
Common immigrant from mainland Europe.

Can be found in any habitat under favourable conditions with many thousands recorded at coastal sites.

Whole fields of crops were destroyed in a great immigration of 1891 [MBGBI 3:99]

A vast migrant swarm was recorded nationally in 2016, with several million estimated in Norfolk the first week of June.
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Video by Ryan Irvine - Hemsby 01/06/16

Recorded in 66 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
04/02/2024128TF61King's Lynn
15/12/2023128TF63Dersingham
30/11/2023127TG33Ridlington
19/11/2023127TG30Blofield / Lingwood
18/11/2023127TG20Norwich (Lakenham)
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Wingspan: 12-17mm
Flight: Two (Three) Generations. May - Sept
Foodplant:   Brassica spp. or Cruciferae.
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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