63.058 Evergestis extimalis Copyright Martin Evans
 Distribution map Copyright Martin Evans
 Life stages table Copyright Martin Evans  63.058 Evergestis extimali Copyright Martin Evans


63.058 Marbled Yellow Pearl Evergestis extimalis (Scopoli, 1763)


Similar species:

Forewing: 12 to 15mm

Habitats: Coastal areas, especially on chalk and limestone, wasteground and Breckland.

Habits: The moth is occasionally disturbed during the day. It flies from dusk and comes to light.

Foodplant: The larva feeds on Charlock, White Mustard and Perennial Wall-rocket. It lives in a web often containing two larvae, from which it feeds on the shoots, flowers and seed-pods. The full-fed larva overwinters in a strong cocoon under the earth where it pupates in early May.