Micropterix aureatella: Distribution map

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1.003 BF3
Micropterix aureatella

(Scopoli, 1763)


Wingspan 9-11 mm.

A rather attractive little day-flying moth, which is distributed widely over Great Britain, except in parts of the east, occupying woodland and heathland.

The adults are among those moths with working mandibles, and they feed on the pollen of a variety of flowers, especially those of sedge (Carex).

The larvae are undescribed in this country, but it is thought that they may feed on bilberry (Vaccinium).
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