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
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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