Prev | Next  
Photo © OW,  Monkwood, Worcestershire, May 2018.

Similar West Midlands Species
Micropterix tunbergella
Red-barred Gold
Upload a Photo
Micropterix mansuetella
Black-headed Gold

Zeller, 18442 / 1.002

Rare resident.

Can be found feeding on pollen in flowers of Ranunculus repens, Valeriana dioica, Crataegus and on flowerheads of Carex pendula in wet rides in ancient deciduous woodland.

Black scales on the head and a subtle fascia separate this species, but beware worn M.calthella where the orange head scales are missing.

Verification Grade Comment: May need photo verification if away from known sites.

Recorded in 8 (6%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2018.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 7-9 mm
Flight: May - June
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Micropterix tunbergella  |  Micropterix aureatella >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
20/05/20181VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
09/05/2018+VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
07/05/20172VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
23/05/20166VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
20/05/20166VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
We need your records!
Do you have records of Micropterix mansuetella?
Put your own dot on the map!

Golden Cinnabar Membership

  • Help with running costs of West Midlands Moths
  • View detailed maps
  • List detailed species records
  • 12 month membership

   You can really help...

Copyright © Lepidoptera UK 2022
Click County for Details...

  Immature   Adult 
Show Details | 1990 to 2020 | 2000 to 2020 | Graph Key
© WestMidlandsMoths.co.uk 2022 NOLA®; Database using MapMate® Digital Maps © Bartholomew 2010. Design © Jim Wheeler 2022
We use cookies to personalise content and enhance your experience. By clicking OK or using this site, you consent to the use of cookies unless you disable them. Cookies Policy