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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 29 (21%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
24/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO94
16/05/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
06/05/2019+VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
03/05/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
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