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Micropterix aureatella
Yellow-barred Gold

(Scopoli, 1763)1.003/3
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.

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Date#VC10k Area
1874+-0 - Norfolk (unknown locality)
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Wingspan: 8-11mm
Season: May-June
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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