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Similar Norfolk Species
Micropterix calthella
Plain Gold
Micropterix aruncella
4 White-barred Gold
(Scopoli, 1763)1.004
Norfolk status
Day flying species.
Most records from the Brecks.

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

Recorded in 27 (39%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/06/2014+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
08/06/2014728TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
31/05/2014327TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
23/05/2014227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
08/07/2013127TG14 - Sheringham
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Wingspan: 6-8 mm.
Season: May - August.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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