Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Tiny Yellow Underwing



Can anyone i.d. this micro, I've named it a Tiny Y.U. because of the yellow underwings, I caught two on Monday night, the only Moths I've had this week

6 comments:

Winston said...

martin, no idea but its spectacular! well done. can someone else help? win

Dean said...

Esperia sulphurella. The larvae feed in dead wood and the adults are commonly seen during daylight hours.

charlie streets said...

Crikey that's an early one, you don't normally get those til April. You didn't bring some pupae indoors with some firewood by any chance?

Bennyboymothman said...

We'll be seeing Rustic Shoulder-knot then soon lol! very early, must have hatched from somewhere slightly indoors, a barn perhaps?

martynbirder said...

that could be the case, I have a store of logs indoors, so presumably they could have hatched inside and flew out of the door, hence appearing in my Moth trap

Madyorkshiregit said...

Martyn
I used to get loads of these in the garden in Elland and could not understand why until I looked up the lifecyle and found they fed in dead wood. We had two "habitat" piles of dead wood in the garden and they were obviously breeding in them !!