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Micropterix mansuetella
Black-headed Gold
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Micropterix tunbergella
Red-barred Gold

(Fabricius, 1784)1 / 1.001

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 30 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 8-11 mm.
Flight: May - June.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
11/06/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ30
31/05/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO88
29/05/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO77
09/05/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
09/05/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
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