Micropterigidae
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Photo © Mark Cocker,  16/05/2015 - Blackwater, Carr, Postwick

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

Zeller, 18441.002/2
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 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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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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