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Micropterix aureatella
Yellow-barred Gold (Scopoli, 1763)
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Photo © JB Kemp,  Benbecula VC110, 14/06/2015

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 8-11mm
Flight: May-June
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Woodland and heathland habitats with neutral and acid soils.
Adults feed on the pollen of a variety of flowers, especially those of sedge.

Micropterix are unusual in that the adults have fully functional mouthparts.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1874+-0 - Norfolk (unknown locality)
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