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Micropterix tunbergella
Red-barred Gold
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Micropterix mansuetella
Black-headed Gold

Zeller, 18441.002/2
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 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/05/2018627TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
15/05/2018128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
21/05/2017+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
14/05/2017327TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
29/05/2016+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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Wingspan: 7-9mm.
Season: May - June
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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