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0003 ~ Micropterix aureatella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread except East Anglia and South Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

Rarely encountered.

Wingspan :   M & F, 8-11mm.

Confusion species


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

Habitat

A woodland and high moorland species.

Foodplant

Unknown, but is thought to feed on bilberry.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by GBC, 15th June 2014, Lake Vyrnwy