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


Diamondback Larva
Diamondback Larva

Welcome. This site was developed to help organize and disseminate information on the biology, ecology and management of the diamondback moth (DBM) and other insects of crucifers.  Information contained in this site includes the extensive list of papers published in International Workshops and Symposia beginning in 1985, as well as practical information on rearing and sampling DBM and training programs for managing insects of crucifers.    

The scope of the site is international. Initial funding was provided by the International Organization of Biological Control and Cornell University's Department of Entomology. Please contact Tony Shelton for more information about helping to support this project.

Proceedings of the 7th Conference

Proceedings of the 7th Conference. The Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on the Management of Diamondback Moth and Other Crucifer Pests was recently published in the Mysore Journal of Agricultural Sciences. The Conference was hosted by the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bengaluru, India from 23- 27 March 2015.
Cauliflower Damage
Cauliflower infested with DBM in India