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Diamondback moth / Kohlschabe - Plutella xylostella

wingspan: 12-18 mm

 

closely related to Yponomeutidae, pest on cabbage, april till june

 

Phylum: Arthropoda LATREILLE, 1829 (arthropods, Gliederfüßer)

Subphylum: Hexapoda BLAINVILLE, 1816

Class: Insecta LINNAEUS, 1758 (insects, Insekten)

Subclass: Pterygota LAMG, 1888 (Fluginsekten)

Infraclass: Neoptera MARTYNOV, 1923

 

Order: Lepidoptera LINNAEUS, 1758 (butterflies & moths, Schmetterlinge)

Suborder: Glossata FABRICIUS, 1775

Infraorder: Heteroneura TILLYARD, 1918

 

Superfamily : Yponomeutoidea

Family: Plutellidae (diamondback moths, Schleier- und Halbmotten)

Genus: Plutella SCHRANK, 1802

Plutella xylostella LINNAEUS, 1758 (Diamondback moth, Kohlschabe oder Kohlmotte)

 

some info (German): de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kohlschabe

more info: www.lepiforum.de/lepiwiki.pl?Plutella_Xylostella

 

Germany, Hesse, vic. Kassel: Mattenberg, 230m asl., 20.08.2015

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MP-E65mm, Macro Magnification - 1.4x, AL, hand-held

 

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Taken on August 20, 2015