Biology, Ecology, and Management of the Diamondback Moth

@article{Talekar1993BiologyEA,
  title={Biology, Ecology, and Management of the Diamondback Moth},
  author={Narayan S. Talekar and Anthony M Shelton},
  journal={Annual Review of Entomology},
  year={1993},
  volume={38},
  pages={275-301}
}
In recent years, the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae), has become the most destructive insect of cruciferous plants throughout the world, and the annual cost for managing it is estimated to be U.S. $I billion (168). Members of the plant family Cruciferae occur temperate and tropical climates and represent a diverse, widespread, and important plant group that includes cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collards, rapeseed, mustard, and Chinese cabbage, the most… Expand
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