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. It also has shining red highlights and amazing orange horns (palps).
Esperia sulphurella moth Esperia sulphurella moth
Esperia sulphurella moth
Wingspan 12-16mm; UK flight time May-Jun.
esperia sulphurella
esperia sulphurella
esperia sulphurella
Sometimes the yellow flecks along the flank form a dominant line.
Sulphur tubic
Sulphur tubic moth
esperia sulphurella