Micropterigidae

00007 Micropterix aruncella, (Scopoli, 1763)

BF0004 (ABH1.004)

Christophstal, May 2015
Christophstal, May 2015
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, May 2015
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 2012-2013
 2014
 2015
 2016-onwards


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 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: Unknown

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Last recorded in May 2015

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Christophstal, May 2015
Christophstal, May 2015
 Photo © Peter Bissell