The Moths of Suffolk
1356 Evergestis forficalis, Garden Pebble, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Fens, heathland, woodland, grassland, scrub and gardens

Flight Period : Double-brooded; late April to June and mid-July to mid-September

Larval foodplants : various Cruciferae, especially cultivated varieties of Brassica, turnips and horseradish

Morley's Final Catalogue : Abundant everywhere in the County, and England especially in gardens and at light.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 27-31mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye (7.viii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Great Cornard, Suffolk (8.viii.2006) © Stuart Read
Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2010) © Neil Sherman