0004 (ABH1.004) Micropterix aruncella, (Scopoli, 1763)



General Information

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

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 6-8 mm.
Foodplant(s): herbaceous plants (pollen)
Flying: One generation, May-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 12 (4.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 May to 29 June

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