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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 12-15mm.

Foodplant: Various brassicas.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1963198619901998
Year last recorded2014201420142014
Number of records259522436
Number of individuals446682733
Unique positions49241715
Unique locations48241615
Adult records259522336
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 371 records from 103 sites. First recorded in 1963.


63.060 Evergestis pallidata 03
© Nancy Stedman, 2016
63.060 Evergestis pallidata 02
© Nick Lawman
63.060 Evergestis pallidata 01
© Terry Box, 12 Jul 2011

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002: This moth has been recorded more frequently during the past few years and is probably now resident in the southern part of vice-county 63.
VC62. Strensall Common, two 19.7.1995 (NG); Forge Valley, 20.7.1998 (ASE). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC63. Rossington, 18.7. 1990 (RIH); Thorpe Salvin, 21.7.1992; Roche Abbey, five 28.7.1992, (RFB, JAN); Anston Stones Wood, 15.7.1994 (HEB); Potteric Carr, 18.7.1998, 16.7.2000 (RIH); Wintersett Country Park, 12.8.1999 det. HEB (PSm, PM et. al.). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC64. Drax, 5.8.1998 (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2004: This moth is now recorded widely and regularly in vice-counties 61 and 63, in VC61 sometimes commonly. Records from vice-counties 62 and 64 are infrequent…..; there is presently no record from VC65.

Current status (HEB, 2011): The first county records were from Spurn (VC61) in 1963 and 1987. During the 1990s it was recorded more frequently in the south of VC63 and a northwards range extension took place into vice-counties 62 and 64.

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