Australian Diamondback Moth
S6, Vental, wingspan ~15mm
Adelaide Hills
Tiger Cup Moth
Cabbage Moth (Plutella cf xylostella)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Diamondback Moth (:Yponomeutoid Plutellidae)
Species: Cabbage Moth (Plutella cf xylostella)
This Photo:     Profile
Synonym: Plutella xylostella-australiana
Other name: Diamondback Moth

Thank you Alan Melville for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
This introduced species is highly variable in it's colours. The antennae always have banding, however, and point forward.

Copyright © 2010-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-Oct-2010
This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)