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Micropterix tunbergella
Red-barred Gold (Fabricius, 1784)
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Photo © OW,  Tiddesley Wood VC37. 23/05/15

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Micropterix mansuetella
Wingspan: 8-11 mm.
Flight: May - June.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Uncommon resident.

Rests on sycamore and beech trunks, and flowers of sycamore and bluebell in woodland, and flies in sunshine around hawthorn flowers in old hedgerows.

Early stages not described.

Recorded in 29 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/2019136SO36 - Titley & Birtley
24/05/2019137SO94 - Pershore
16/05/2019140SJ51 - Shrewsbury/Haughmond Hill
06/05/2019+37SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
03/05/2019137SO77 - Wyre Forest
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