Plutellidae

0469 (ABH18.007) Eidophasia messingiella, (Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1840)

KR01544

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This is a very distinctive species and is unlikely to be confused with any other. It is the only member of the Eidophasia genus that occurs in the UK.

 

Pupates in a very loose silken mesh attached to the underside of a leaf.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 14-16mm
Foodplant(s): Hoary Cress (Cardaria draba)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Wasteland and other open places where the foodplant grows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 5 (1.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2014

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 June to 04 July


Local