Micropterigidae
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Photo © Francis Farrow,  14/06/2016 - Sheringham Common

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Micropterix calthella
Plain Gold
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Micropterix aruncella
White-barred Gold

(Scopoli, 1763)1.004/4
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 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2018127TG14 - Sheringham
16/06/2018127TG14 - Sheringham
16/06/2018+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
13/06/2018+28TM09 - Attleborough
09/06/2018128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
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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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