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

(Scopoli, 1763)4 / 1.004
=White-barred Gold

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 40 (54%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
04/06/2024427TG02Foxley Wood
03/06/2024227TG14Sheringham / Beeston
20/06/2023227TG41Burgh Common / Filby Broad
16/06/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
12/06/2023127TG42Hickling / Stubb Mill
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Wingspan: 6-8 mm.
Flight: May - August.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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