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Micropterix mansuetella
Black-headed Gold Zeller, 1844
Micropterigidae
1.002/2
Photo © Andy Musgrove,  Thetford 03/05/11

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Wingspan: 7-9mm.
Season: May - June
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Rare.
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 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/05/2019+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
20/05/2018627TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
15/05/2018128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
21/05/2017+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
14/05/2017327TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
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