Oecophoridae: Oecophorinae

0649 (ABH28.019) Esperia sulphurella, (Fabricius, 1775)

KR02312

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

This is a chocolate-brown moth, marked with lemon-yellow. There is a whitish mark 2/3 along antennae.

Flies in morning sunshine.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 12-16 mm
Foodplant(s): dead wood
Flying: One generation, April-June
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, lanes, hedgerows and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 53 (19.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 February to 30 June