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63.06 ~ 1358 ~ Evergestis pallidata
UK Status

Resident. Locally common in southern Britain as far north as the Midlands and Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a few sites in the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 24-29mm.

Confusion species

Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Damp woodland and marshy places.


Winter cress.

Lifestage data

Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva feeds gregariously on the leaves, resting side by side when not feeding. Pupates in a cocoon below the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 26th June 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PB, 13th July 2010, Morben ISAF