Sulphur Tubic Moth Esperia sulphurella

Esperia sulphurella moth
Esperia sulphurella moth
Esperia Sulphurella, also called the Sulphur Tubic moth, is a pretty chocolate brown moth with sulphurous yellow streaks and yellow hind patch, from where it gets its scientific name.
Esperia sulphurella moth
Esperia sulphurella moth
Esperia sulphurella moth
It also has shining red highlights and amazing orange horns (palps).
esperia sulphurella
esperia sulphurella
esperia sulphurella
Sometimes the yellow flecks along the flank form a dominant line.
esperia sulphurella
esperia sulphurella
esperia sulphurella
White-banded patch on antennae and raised yellow back patch. Caterpillars eat dead wood and debris.
Sulphur tubic
Sulphur tubic moth
esperia sulphurella
It is found in several European countries. Wingspan 12-16mm; UK flight time Apr-Jun.