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0005 ~ Micropterix calthella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

The most commonly seen Micropterix species in the county, can be abundant, but still generally overlooked.

Wingspan :   M & F, 7-10mm.

Confusion species


Forms of Micropterix aruncella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Damp parts of woodland rides and clearings.

Foodplant

Unknown.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Larva Unknown. Pupa formed in a tough silken cocoon. (Mines of some species are similar, care is required with identification).
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 8th May 2011, Middletown

Photo by PB, 15th May 2012, Morben ISAF

Photo by PB, 15th May 2012, Morben ISAF