Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Plutellidae

These are the only two moths I have in this family

Leuroperna sera PLUTELLIDAE

It is found over much of south-east Asia and most of Australia
Larval food plants are mostly from the family BRASSICACEAE.
As you can see, this moth is tiny. The flyscreen mesh is 2mm, so it would have a wingspan of about 10mm or a little less.




Family:- PLUTELLIDAE
Sub Family:- PLUTELLINAE
Genus:-  Leuroperna
Species:- sera











The difficulty in the case of these moths, is to see them at all. They are tiny, and well camouflaged. It is also a problem that it is at the extreme end of my camera equipment and difficult to get a good photo of a live specimen.


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Plutella xylostella PLUTELLIDAE  

This is an imported pest, common through much of the world, introduced to Australia accidentally.
It is an agricultural pest on plants from the family BRASSICACEAE.
This is a bigger moth than Leuroperna sera, and a lot more destructive.
I have included it because it is very common.


Family:- PLUTELLIDAE
Sub Family:- PLUTELLINAE
Genus:- Plutella
Species:- xylostella






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