Photo © Rob Lee,  Sheringham 04/05/11

Similar Norfolk Species
Micropterix mansuetella
Black-headed Gold
Micropterix tunbergella
1 Red-barred Gold
(Fabricius, 1784)1.001
Norfolk status
Metallic ground colour, small day-flying species.

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

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.


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Wingspan: 8-11 mm.
Season: May - June.
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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