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Plutella xylostella

(Linnaeus, 1758)18.001/464
=Plutella maculipennis
Norfolk status
Common immigrant from mainland Europe.

Can be found in any habitat under favourable conditions with many thousands recorded at coastal sites.

Whole fields of crops were destroyed in a great immigration of 1891 [MBGBI 3:99]

A vast migrant swarm was recorded nationally in 2016, with several million estimated in Norfolk the first week of June.

Video by Ryan Irvine - Hemsby 01/06/16

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/01/2019127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
30/12/2018127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
28/12/2018127TG14 - Sheringham
28/12/2018127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
23/12/2018127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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Wingspan: 12-17mm
Season: Two (Three) Generations. May - Sept
Foodplant:   Brassica spp. or Cruciferae.
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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