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Micropterix calthella
Plain Gold
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Micropterix aruncella
White-barred Gold

(Scopoli, 1763)4 / 1.004
Norfolk status
Day flying species.

Widespread records from across Norfolk.

Micropterix are unusual in that the adults have fully functional mouthparts, and feed on pollen.

Recorded in 39 (53%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/06/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
24/06/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
17/07/2020+28TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
22/06/2020227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
20/06/2020428TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 6-8 mm.
Flight: May - August.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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