Micropterigidae
ABH BF
Photo © Mark Cocker,  03/05/2014 - Blackwater, Carr, Postwick

Similar Norfolk Species
Micropterix tunbergella
Red-barred Gold
 
Micropterix mansuetella
2 Black-headed Gold
Zeller, 18441.002
Norfolk status
Rare.
Woodland, Carr woodland, fens.
Records from Breckland.

Micropterix are unusual in that the adults have fully functional mouthparts, and feed on pollen.

Recorded in 8 (12%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.

 

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Wingspan: 7-9mm.
Season: May - June
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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