Photo © Rob Lee,  Beeston Common - June 2009

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 30 (43%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2015.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/06/2015227TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
18/06/2015227TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
13/06/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
27/05/2015127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
20/06/2014+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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Wingspan: 6-8 mm.
Season: May - August.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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