Main: (Micropterigidae / Micropteriginae)
01.003 [B&F: 0003] Micropterix aureatella (Scopoli, 1763)

 

Notes: Local in woodland and on moorland throughout much of the British Isles. In Hampshire recorded less than annually from scattered localities, mainly in south Hampshire, and most notably in the New Forest and in Botley Wood. Recorded once on the Isle of Wight, in 2007. Wingspan 8-11 mm. Day-flying. The only Micropterix with combination of two broad fascia and median spot on deep bronzy purple forewing. Larva feeds on Bilberry.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Chandlers Ford11007/05/2000Adult
Baddesley Great Covert1101930Adult
Chandler's Ford11005/2006Adult
Botley Wood11114/05/1976Adult
Botley Wood11229/05/1976Adult
Botley Wood11223/05/1976Adult
Botley Wood11130/05/1975Adult
Brockenhurst1101930Adult
Chandlers Ford1101930Adult
Emer Bog Reserve (SSSI)1101984Adult
Fletchwood Copse11006/06/1986Adult
Fletchwood Meadows HWT reserve11010/06/1999Not recorded
Lyndhurst11019/05/1971Adult
Lyndhurst11106/06/1986Adult
Lyndhurst11125/05/1972Adult
Pamber Forest12228/05/1976Adult
Pamber Forest12321/05/1974Adult
Pamber Forest and Silchester SSSI12208/05/1997Adult
Acres Down11118/05/2014Adult
Wooson's Hill, New Forest11007/05/1988Adult
Zebon Copse12119/05/1995Adult
Zebon Copse12119/05/1995Not recorded
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