Diamond-back Moth


Plutella xylostella – A very common micro-moth with a fairly distinct diamond pattern on its … well – its back. Double-click on images to get closer.




Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 6th July 2019
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire


20 thoughts on “Diamond-back Moth

  1. What an interesting shape this moth has. I am partial to photographing the moths that are attracted to my bedside light – using my cell phone – so really enjoy the professional photographs you have been treating us to.

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    1. Thank you very much 🙂 They can take some patience to photograph, especially as this species hardly ever keeps still and usually flies off as soon as you position the camera 🙂

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    1. It is tiny, and when I have opened my trap in the morning they are all nice and cosy hiding in the egg boxes I place in there. But they don’t always want to keep still when I go to photo them, and that can be one of the biggest challenges 🙂

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