Micropterigidae
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Similar Norfolk Species
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
Scarce.
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.
Additional Stats

Micropterix tunbergella | Micropterix aureatella >

Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
18/05/2022128TF92Hempton / Fakenham
14/05/2022428TL99Hockham Heath / Cranberry Rough
14/05/2022128TF91Dereham
08/05/2022127TG10Cringleford / Intwood
05/06/2021127TG30Rockland Broad / Wheatfen
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Wingspan: 7-9mm.
Flight: May - June
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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