Photo © Mark Cocker,  05/05/2014 - Blackwater, Carr, Postwick

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

Zeller, 18441.002/2
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 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/05/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
22/05/2016+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
16/05/2016327TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
15/05/2016+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
24/05/2015+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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Wingspan: 7-9mm.
Season: May - June
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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