The Moths of Suffolk
1358 Evergestis pallidata, (Hufnagel, 1767)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Fairly widespread and not uncommon

Habitats : Fens, woodland and heathland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to mid-August

Larval foodplants : various Cruciferae, especially Winter-cress (Barbarea vulgaris)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Local in southern half of England, and especially so with us though not rare. Stowrnarket (C); Brandeston (Gr); Homersfield (Ctw); Beccles (Crf). Since 1890 it has occurred only at light in Monks Soham, where it is distinctly periodical, in 1914 and common in 1933 (Mly).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 24-29mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Eye (25.vii.2005) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2004) © Neil Sherman
Suffolk (12.vii.2006) © Stuart Read
Norfolk (12.viii.2009) © Lee Gregory