|0004 ~ Micropterix aruncella|
Resident. Widespread throughout the British Isles.
A few records from the east of the county. An under-recorded day flying species and will be much more common than records suggest.
Wingspan : M & F, 6-8mm.
Micropterix aruncella f.seppella.
time & Voltinity
Hillsides and downland.
The larva has been recorded feeding in plant detritus.
Leaf miner. Larva believed to feed at the base of herbaceous plants. Pupa formed in a tough silken cocoon. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Photo by DB, 16th May 2012, Middletown