Micropterigidae
ABH BF
Photo © Rob Lee,  Beeston Common - June 2009

Similar Norfolk Species
Micropterix calthella
Plain Gold
 
Micropterix aruncella
4 White-barred Gold
(Scopoli, 1763)1.004
Norfolk status
Local.
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 28 (41%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.

 

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Wingspan: 6-8 mm.
Season: May - August.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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