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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Aug.

Forewing: 13-15mm.

Foodplant: Various Brassicas.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19481984184619681995
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records816366355693181
Number of individuals7314884151220235
Unique positions6848509223
Unique locations6850509421
Adult records812365343678181
Immature records10000

For the county, we have a total of 2411 records from 283 sites. First recorded in 1846.


1356 Evergestis forficalis (Garden Pebble) 02
© Nick Lawman
1356 Evergestis forficalis (Garden Pebble) 01
© Alan Draper

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and common with records from all five vice-counties, most frequently recorded in suburban gardens and allotments.

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