Main: (Micropterigidae / Micropteriginae)
01.005 [B&F: 0005] Micropterix calthella (Linnaeus, 1761)

 

Notes: Common in damp woodland, woodland rides and woodland clearings throughout Britain and Ireland, often swarming on flowers of a wide range of herbaceous plants, such as buttercup, sedges and dog's mercury, feeding on the pollen. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight well distributed and fairly common, sometimes abundant. Wingspan 7-10 mm. Adults have metallic bronze forewings with purple blotch at base, and orange head tufts. Larva feeds on plant detritus and also, perhaps, various liverworts.

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