diamondback moth


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di·a·mond·back moth

 (dī′ə-mənd-băk′, dī′mənd-)
n.
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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A change in a single midgut receptor in the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) is only part responsible for field resistance to Bacillus thuringiensis subsp, kurstaki and Bacillus thuringiensis subsp, aizawai.
The diamondback moth has become recognized worldwide because of its expanding distribution and capacity to rapidly evolve resistance to insecticides [20].
These "bad guys" are the Colorado potato beetle, corn rootworm, diamondback moth, green stinkbug, and silverleaf whitefly.
They showed that although GM oilseed rape can kill pests such as the larvae of the diamondback moth, it was harmless against beneficial insects such as parasitic wasps that attack the moth larvae.
In caterpillars of the diamondback moth, a pest of cabbages and related crops, a single recessive trait confers resistance to four Bt toxins.
Frozen food industry people played golf and downed margaritas at the Texas-Mexico Frozen Food Council's annual Fiesta in San Antonio, Texas, this year - but the business agenda was still topped by the diamondback moth issue.
thuringiensis, we compared fitness components of a highly resistant and a susceptible strain of diamondback moth that had been separated for only five generations.
Evaluation of pheromone trapping of diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) as a tool for monitoring larval infestation in cabbage crops in Samoa.
Diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella Linnaeus (Lepidoptera:Plutellidae) is a major pest of cruciferous vegetable crops in both temperate and tropical countries, attacking a wide range of wild and cultivated cruciferous crops (FAO, 2000; Lohr et al.
Abstract: Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) known as the diamondback moth (DBM) is the more important pestof cmciferous crops in Colombia.