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63.057 (BF1356)

Garden Pebble   

Evergestis forficalis
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.


Distinctive tent-like resting pose.

Recording method

Attracted to light.

Flight period

Late April-October.

Larval foodplants



Gardens, allotments and waste ground.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Corsemalzie, Wigtownshire, on 29th June 1897 by the Gordon brothers, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Castlehill in Kirkmahoe parish on 5th July 1976 by Sir Arthur Duncan, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found by Duncan as well at Portling on 18th June 1977, both specimens at National Museums Scotland.

284 record(s) from 33 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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