Evergestis extimalis - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 25 July 2005
Evergestis extimalis Adult


© Robin Howard

Evergestis extimalis (Scopoli, 1763)

Wingspan: 27-31mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to late August when it is an occasional visitor to light. Recorded from the lights at Las Descargues, the unmanaged grasslands of the plateau and the Causse. A species of calcareous habitats.

The larva feeds on Diplotaxis tenuifolia, Sinapsis arvensis, S. alba etc. The larva overwinters after feeding in an underground cocoon before pupating in spring.