Photo 1. Young caterpillars of diamond backmoth, Plutella xylostella, eat from the underside of the leaf to the top layer of wax.
Photo 3. Holes in the leaves of cabbage seedlings caused by larvae of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella.
Photo 4. Pupae of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, surrounded by their net-like cocoons on the underside of a Chinese cabbage leaf.
Photo 8. Cotesia vestalis inside its silken cocoon, close to the remains of a dead diamondback moth larva.
AUTHORS Grahame Jackson & Mike Furlong
Photos 1&2 Graham Walker, Plant and Food Research, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo 4 Richard Markham, ACIAR, Canberra. Photo 4 Jack Kelly Clark, US Statewide IPM Project. Photos 5,7-9) Mike Furlong, University of Queensland, Australia. Photo 6 Mani Mua, SPC, Sigatoka Research Station, Fiji.
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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