Esperia sulphurella

Alternative names
Sulphur Tubic
Description

Wingspan 12-16 mm. A tiny, chocolate-brown moth, marked with lemon-yellow. It rests with its antennae held forward. The antennae are marked with white about two-thirds along their length.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Woodland, hedgerows and gardens.

When to see it

It flies during the day in May and June.

Life History

Larvae feed on dead wood.

UK Status

Fairly frequent throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

Reference
28.019 BF649

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