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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident, and migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 12-15mm.

Foodplant: Various brassicas.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19692003
Year last recorded20142012
Number of records7513
Number of individuals8721
Unique positions1410
Unique locations159
Adult records7513
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 88 records from 24 sites. First recorded in 1969.


63.058 Evergestis extimalis 03
© Damian Money
63.058 Evergestis extimalis 02
© Paul Holmes
63.058 Evergestis extimalis 01
© Barry Spence, 27 Aug 2007

Species Account

Argus 47, 2004: An increase in records of this immigrant moth was evident in 2003, with unprecedented numbers in 2004 suggesting that it may have become temporarily established around the Humber and Tees estuaries.
VC62. South Gare, 21.6.2003 (DM, four 14.8.2004 (PWF); Coatham steel works, 21.7.2003 (C.W.Plant) (Langmaid & Young, 2004). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 58, 2009: This moth has been recorded fairly regularly along the east coast in recent years, however the numbers recorded in the Spurn area during 2009 are exceptional and suggest a temporary resident population.
VC61. Spurn NNR, 17 between 25.7 and 22.8.2009; Kilnsea, 3 & 10.8.2009 (BRS).


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