Micropterigidae
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Micropterix calthella
Plain Gold
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Micropterix aruncella
White-barred Gold

(Scopoli, 1763)4 / 1.004
Norfolk status
Local.
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 39 (57%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2020+28TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
22/06/2020227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
20/06/2020428TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
20/06/2020327TG14 - Sheringham
19/06/2020527TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
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Wingspan: 6-8 mm.
Flight: May - August.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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