0002 (ABH1.002) Micropterix mansuetella, (Zeller, 1844)



General Information

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: 7-9mm.
Foodplant(s): herbaceous plants (pollen)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local


Woodland, carr woodland and fens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 1967

Recorded date range (Adult): 31 May to 31 May

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 Photo © Barry Dickerson