Micropterigidae
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Micropterix calthella
Plain Gold
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Micropterix aruncella
White-barred Gold

(Scopoli, 1763)4 / 1.004
Norfolk status
Local.
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 35 (51%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/06/2019528TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
20/06/2019+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
20/06/2019127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
16/06/2018127TG14 - Sheringham
16/06/2018127TG14 - Sheringham
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Wingspan: 6-8 mm.
Season: May - August.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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