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Evergestis extimalis (Scopoli, 1763) Species

Last modified: Oct. 21, 2023, 9:25 a.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium, especially in the northern part.


Family: Crambidae > Subfamily: Evergestinae > Genus: Evergestis > Species: Evergestis extimalis
Vernacular names
Aangebrande valkmot (NL), Evergète de la roquette (FR), Rübsaatpfeifer, Rübsaat-Zünsler (DE)
Evergestis margaritalis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 19 (as Scopula margaritalis Wv.). view page




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


The larva lives in a silken web in the seed-pods of their foodplant. Sometimes a single web contains more than one larva. The larvae hibernate in the web and pupate in spring. Pupation in a tough cocoon in the soil.
The adults are active at dusk and later come to light.

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Flight periods

One generation a year from late April till the end of September with a peak in August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Diplotaxis tenuifolia
Host plant (genera):
Sinapis, Iberis, Sisymbrium, Brassica and Alyssum

Polyphagous on Brassicaceae.

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