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1.003 ~ 0003 ~ Micropterix aureatella ~ Yellow-barred Gold
UK Status

Resident. Widespread except East Anglia and South Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Mainly found in the western half of the county, especially in the north.

Wingspan :   M & F, 8-11mm.

Confusion species

A fairly recognisable species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


A woodland and high moorland species.


Unknown, but is thought to feed on bilberry.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by GBC, 15th June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy