Micropterigidae
ABH BF
Photo © Martin Greenland,  11/05/2014 - Acle: Damgate Wood

Similar Norfolk Species
Micropterix tunbergella
Red-barred Gold
 
Micropterix mansuetella
Black-headed Gold

Zeller, 18441.002/2
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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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/05/2014127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
15/05/2014227TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
12/05/2014127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
12/05/2014+27TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
11/05/2014127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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Wingspan: 7-9mm.
Season: May - June
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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