Garden Pebble - Evergestis forficalis
Wingspan 25-28 mm. This species has a distinctive resting posture and when completely at repose has the wings held in a steep tent-like fashion.
Gardens and similar habitats throughout Britain.
Double-brooded, flying in May and June, then again from late July to September, the adults are regularly attracted to light.
The larvae like to feed on cultivated Cruciferous plants and can be a pest in gardens and allotments.
Widespread and common in Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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