0001 (ABH1.001) Micropterix tunbergella, (Fabricius, 1787)


Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Monks Wood
 Photo © Barry Dickerson

General Information

This moth has a metallic ground colour.


Like the other Micropterix species, this moth is unusual in having fully functional mouthparts which are used to feed on pollen.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 8-11 mm.
Foodplant(s): herbaceous plants (pollen)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2013

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 May to 16 May

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