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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Apr-Jun.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Rotting wood.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19501859188318832000
Year last recorded20142014201420142005
Number of records9456140459
Number of individuals10755202539
Unique positions392348302
Unique locations412446312
Adult records9454133399
Immature records00200

For the county, we have a total of 344 records from 144 sites. First recorded in 1859.


0649 Esperia sulphurella 06
© Terry Box, 26 May 2018
0649 Esperia sulphurella 05 Male
© David Ashton, 17 May 2015
0649 Esperia sulphurella 04
© Andy Nunn
0649 Esperia sulphurella 03
© Dave Shenton
0649 Esperia sulphurella 02
© Dave Williamson 28th April 2011
0649 Esperia sulphurella 01
© Charles Fletcher,

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A widespread and common moth but not recorded from VC65.

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