Esperia sulphurella

    Alt Name
    Sulphur Tubic

    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

    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)

    28.019 BF649

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map