Photo 5. The pupa of diamondback moth, yellowish and about 8 mm long. It is blunt at one end and tapered at the other.
Photo 6. Pupa of Diadegma. The pupa if the diamondback moth is destroyed by Diadegma, except for the silken cocoon. The Diadegma cocoon is about the same size as that of the diamondback moth. They are pink/cream, then dark brown.
Diadegma semiclausum, an ichneumonid (previously known as Diadegma euerophaga, Diadegma xylostellae, Angita cerophaga).
AUTHORS Mike Furlong and Grahame Jackson
Photos 1-6 Mike Furlong, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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