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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May

Forewing: 3.5-4.5mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous plants, sedges.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18591997
Year last recorded18592002
Number of records12
Number of individuals16
Unique positions11
Unique locations11
Adult records12
Immature records00

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 1859.


01.002 Micropterix mansuetella 01
© Dave Williamson

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.
Similar species: 0001 Micropterix tunbergella.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Very local and rare, the single record is assigned to VC62, in accordance with conventions used in this work the same record is attributed to VC64 on map 2 in MBGBI 1 on the assumption that the locality was Askham Bog (J. Heath, pers. comm.).

Beaumont, 2002: There was previously only a single, old, unlocalized County record.
VC63. Stainton Little Wood, several swept 26.5.1997 (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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