Sunday, 8 May 2016

Micro on waterlily

Can this little chap resting on a waterlily leaf in the garden be confirmed as a Psychoides filicivora? There are plenty of ferns (the larval host plant) in the garden.

Dave Ferguson, Beaconsfield, Bucks.


  1. On second thoughts I think it could be Esperia sulphurella.

    1. Yes indeed, a male Esperia sulphurella. The female is slightly prettier, having an obvious yellow streak from the base of the forewing almost as far as the yellow triangular marking (well illustrated at


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