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Esperia sulphurella (Fabricius, 1775)

Sulphur Tubic
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»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Gelechioidea
    »Family: Oecophoridae
      »Subfamily: Oecophorinae
        »Tribe: Oecophorini

Common

Resident. Widespread in a range of habitats in both vice-counties although generally seen in small numbers. Flies mainly from mid April to mid June. Larvae feed on decayed bark (Pratt, 2011).

Esperia sulphurella (Fabricius, 1775)
Crowborough, 28 v 2017
Photo: Charles Waters
Esperia sulphurella (Fabricius, 1775)
Lindfield, 03 v 2018
Photo: Bob Foreman
Esperia sulphurella (Fabricius, 1775)
Lindfield, 03 v 2014
Photo: Bob Foreman
Esperia sulphurella (Fabricius, 1775)
Woodingdean, 16 iv 2014
Photo: Murray Tarvis
Esperia sulphurella (Fabricius, 1775)
Attracted to window light
Lindfield, 26 iii 2012
Photo: Bob Foreman
Esperia sulphurella (Fabricius, 1775)
Lindfield, 21 iv 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Esperia sulphurella (Fabricius, 1775)
Resting on nettles close to log pile.
TV597995, 16 iv 2014
Photo: David E Lester

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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