Micropterigidae
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Micropterix aruncella
White-line Pollen-moth
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Micropterix calthella
Plain Pollen-moth

(Linnaeus, 1761)5 / 1.005
=Plain Gold

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 44 (59%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Micropterix aruncella  |  Dyseriocrania subpurpurella >

Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
09/05/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
07/05/2024127TG10Cringleford / Intwood
06/05/20241027TG04Cley next the Sea
05/05/2024+27TM19Ashwellthorpe
19/04/20241027TG02Foxley Wood
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Wingspan: 7-10 mm.
Flight: daytime in May and June
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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