( Evergestis pallidata )
The Evergestiinae are a subfamily of the Crambidae. Currently, about 137 total species are known. In Europe, which occur about 39 species.
The Evergestiinae can be justified by a particular configuration of male genital organs as a monophyletic group.
Way of life
The early stages of Evergestinae within are little studied. In the few species studied the caterpillars form a cocoon and feed on cruciferous plants ( Brassicaceae).
The subfamily contains about Evergestiinae eight genera, of which three genera occur also in Europe. Only the genus Evergestis includes over 30 species occurring in Europe.
- Evergestis Hübner, 1825
- Cornifrons Lederer, 1858
- Orenaia Duponchel, 1845