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Similar Norfolk Species
Micropterix calthella
Plain Gold
Micropterix aruncella
White-barred Gold

(Scopoli, 1763)1.004/4
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 31 (45%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/06/2016327TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
22/06/2016+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
22/06/2016527TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
20/06/2016827TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
19/06/2016527TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Wingspan: 6-8 mm.
Season: May - August.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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