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Micropterix tunbergella
Red-barred Pollen-moth
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Micropterix mansuetella
Black-headed Pollen-moth

Zeller, 18442 / 1.002
=Black-headed Gold

Norfolk status
Woodland, Carr woodland and fens.
Records from Breckland and the Broads.

Similar to M. tunbergella, but less distinctly marked and easily distinguished by its black head.

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

Recorded in 12 (16%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/05/2022128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
14/05/2022428TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
14/05/2022128TF91 - Dereham
08/05/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
05/06/2021127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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Wingspan: 7-9mm.
Flight: May - June
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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