0649 Esperia sulphurella
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Oecophoridae » Oecophorinae
A tiny, chocolate-brown moth, marked with lemon-yellow. It rests with its antennae held forward, which are marked with whitish about two-thirds along their length. The moth is a dark greyish brown with yellow scales scattered throughout the forewings.There are two yellow longitudinal streaks as well as a defined yellow triangle at the tornus and a small yellow vertical mark on the costa opposite The hindwing is pale yellow.
It flies during the day, in May and June, and the larvae feed on dead wood.Larva feeds in the decaying wood and associated fungi of many native deciduous trees. Day-flying, although may come to light.
Oaks and Woodland
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