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Micropterix mansuetella
Black-headed Gold Zeller, 1844
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Photo © Arthur Palmer,  08/05/2022 - Intwood

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Micropterix tunbergella
Wingspan: 7-9mm.
Flight: May - June
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Woodland, Carr woodland and fens.
Records from Breckland and the Broads.

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

Recorded in 11 (15%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/05/2022128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
14/05/2022428TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
08/05/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
17/05/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
13/05/2020127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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