diamondback moth

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di·a·mond·back moth

 (dī′ə-mənd-băk′, dī′mənd-)
Any of several small moths of the family Plutellidae, having front wings that reveal diamond-shaped spots when folded, especially Plutella xylostella, whose larvae are pests of cabbage and other cruciferous plants.
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'Cabbages in the affected areas were being attacked by the diamondback moth and this could have been prevented if the plants were watered regularly,' Balanoy told the Inquirer.
The insects are natural enemies of Plutella xylostella or diamondback moth (DBM), the worst insect pest of crucifers like cabbage, brocolli, cauliflowers etc.
Evogene announced that an external laboratory and in-house testing had confirmed that leading Evogene insect control genes demonstrated efficacy against insects with resistance to current commercial insect control products, including fall armyworm and diamondback moth. These results indicate that Evogene has identified new Modes-of-Action for insect control.
The diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae), was a secondary pest of crucifer crops that has become a primary pest due to widespread application of insecticides that has reduced populations of natural enemies and caused widespread insecticide resistance in the host (Talekar & Shelton 1993).
(2013) Diamondback moth ecology and management: problems, progress, and prospects.
Sublethal and transgenerational effects of chlorantraniliprole on biological traits of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella L.
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The diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Linnaeus, 1738) (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) is the principal pest damaging crucifer crops in tropical areas throughout the world (Dickson et al.
Zhang then tested methyl benzoate against other agricultural pests, including the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), diamondback moth, and tobacco hornworm.
Bio-efficacy of Emamectin Benzoate 5% SG (Proclaim) against diamondback moth in cabbage.