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Evergestis forficalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Garden Pebble
63.0570 (B&F: 1356)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Pyraloidea
    »Family: Crambidae
      »Subfamily: Glaphyriinae
        »Tribe: Endotrichini


A resident species often occurring sparingly or fairly commonly in domestic gardens but it is much less frequent elsewhere. Widespread. Double-brooded flying mainly from early May to early July and again from late July to late September. However, adults have been seen in every week from the third week of April to mid October. Larvae feed on many unspecified species of cruciferous plants including cabbage, horse-radish and cuckoo flower. (Pratt, 2011).

Evergestis forficalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Findon, 13 v 2020
Photo: John Christleib
Evergestis forficalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brighton, 25 v 2020
Photo: Colin Piper
Evergestis forficalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagham Harbour, v 2007
Photo: Ivan Lang
Evergestis forficalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Warnham LNR, 26 viii 2005
Photo: Sam Bayley
Evergestis forficalis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Battle, 10 vi 2013
Photo: Adrienne Norbury

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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