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Micropterix aruncella
White-barred Gold
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Micropterix calthella
Plain Gold

(Linnaeus, 1761)1.005/5
Norfolk status
Tiny moth with metallic bronzy forewings. Day flying.
Woodland, fens, wet meadows.

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

Recorded in 40 (58%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/05/2019327TG13 - Baconsthorpe
24/04/2019427TG13 - Baconsthorpe
18/06/2018127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
15/06/2018+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
14/06/2018+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 7-10 mm.
Season: daytime in May and June
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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