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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid May-Jun

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Bilberry

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20151859188319651883
Year last recorded20152014201220131883
Number of records154151
Number of individuals20027230
Unique positions15481
Unique locations15481
Adult records133140
Immature records00000

For the county, we have a total of 26 records from 19 sites. First recorded in 1859.


01.003 Micropterix aureatella 04
© Ian Andrews
01.003 Micropterix aureatella 03
© Ian Andrews
01.003 Micropterix aureatella 02
© Derek Parkinson
01.003 Micropterix aureatella 01
© Charles Fletcher, 16 May 2002

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded in all five vice-counties, most frequently in VC62, but generally rather local and seldom common.

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