Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella)

Can damage cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower crops but in broccoli and cauliflower, the damage is indirect because they on

leaves and not on flower head.

Rain plays a major roll in control.

Shown on Florida Native Lepidium virginicum (VIRGINIA PEPPERWEED), an alternate host which may help protect your garden vegetables.

Learn: http://web.entomology.cornell.edu/shelton/veg-insects-global/english/dbm.html



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