Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: May

Forewing: 4-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Oak spp., acer spp.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1857198119911883
Year last recorded2011200720141989
Number of records4483
Number of individuals4171
Unique positions3363
Unique locations3363
Adult records2481
Immature records0000

For the county, we have a total of 19 records from 15 sites. First recorded in 1857.


01.001 Micropterix tunbergella 04
© Dave Shenton
01.001 Micropterix tunbergella 03
© Paul Millard
01.001 Micropterix tunbergella 02
© Dave Shenton
01.001 Micropterix tunbergella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 5 May 2005

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.
For information on genitalia determination refer to Lepidoptera Dissection Group 2013 website for male.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded sparsely from all five vice-counties, sometimes locally fairly common.

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