The diamondback moth is most important as a pest in areas that do not experience very cold winters, as these help to kill off overwintering moths.
The diamondback moth was the first insect that was found to have developed resistance to the biological pesticide Bt toxin in the field. Trichoplusia ni (Cabbage looper) is the only other insect to have developed resistance to Bt toxin in agricultural systems, specifically in greenhouses.
Genetic variation in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) in China inferred from mitochondrial COI gene sequence
Jan 01, 2006; Key words. Diamondback moths, Plutella xylostella, insect pest, mitochondrial DNA, COI gene, geographic variation Abstract. The...
RESEARCH BY COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY DISCOVERS 'DIAMONDBACK MOTH' DISARMS PLANTS THAT ACCUMULATE SELENIUM FOR DEFENSE
Mar 12, 2007; Colorado State University issued the following press release: A newly-discovered variety of the invasive diamondback moth, found...