Invasive Species Compendium

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Evergestis forficalis
(crucifer, caterpillar)



Evergestis forficalis (crucifer, caterpillar)


  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Evergestis forficalis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • crucifer, caterpillar
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Evergestis forficalis Linnaeus

Preferred Common Name

  • crucifer, caterpillar

Other Scientific Names

  • Mesographe forficalis Linnaeus
  • Phalaena forficalis Linnaeus
  • Phlyctaenia forficalis Linnaeus
  • Pionea forficalis Linnaeus

International Common Names

  • English: garden pebble, moth
  • French: pyrale des cruciferes

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: kalpyralide
  • Finland: kaalikoisa
  • Germany: Zuensler, Kohl-
  • Japan: Na-nomeiga
  • Netherlands: Koollichtmot
  • Norway: kalpyralide
  • Sweden: kalmott

EPPO code

  • EVERFO (Evergestis forficalis)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Crambidae
  •                             Genus: Evergestis
  •                                 Species: Evergestis forficalis

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Epicampocera succincta Parasite Larvae
Phryxe vulgaris Parasite Larvae

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Mohamad B D, Bhagat R C, Qureshi A, 2011. A survey of insect pests damaging vegetable crops in Kashmir Valley (India), with some new records. Journal of Entomological Research. 35 (1), 85-91.

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