Biology, Ecology and Management of Diamondback Moth

This worldwide pest of crucifers was mentioned briefly above, but deserves special recognition because of its impact on a global scale.  Our lab serves as the repository for information on this pest and we have been involved in helping to coordinate and run the seven international workshops.

International Working Group on Diamondback Moth Plutella xylostella (L.) and Other Crucifer Insects

Listed below are a few of our publications in this area (see complete publication list above).

  1. Philips, C.R., Z. Fu, T.P. Kuhar, A.M. Shelton, and R.J. Cordero. 2014. Natural history, ecology and management of diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella, with emphasis on the United States. Journal of Integrated Pest Management. 5: D1-D11. DOI:
  2. Grzywacz, D., A. Rossbach, A. Rauf, D. Russell, R. Srinivasan and A. M. Shelton. 2010. Current control methods for diamondback moth and prospects for improved management with lepidopteran-resistant Bt vegetable brassicas in Asia and Africa. Crop Protection 29:68-79.
  3. Talekar, N.S. and A.M. Shelton. 1993. Biology, ecology and management of the diamondback moth. Annu. Rev. Entomol. 38:275-301.

Biology, ecology and management of insect pests affectiing vegetables and other crops