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63.060 (BF1358)

Chequered Pearl   

Evergestis pallidata
Adult: 1
Resident. Common.


A large micro-moth with distinctive lacy markings.

Recording method

Attracted to light.

Flight period


Larval foodplants

Brassicas, especially Winter-cress (Barbarea vulgaris).


Damp habitats.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at the Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, Rothamsted station on 15th July 1974, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Barony College, Parkgate, on 9th July 1982 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Blairmount Park on 25th July 1990.

297 record(s) from 42 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 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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