Main: (Micropterigidae / Micropteriginae)
01.001 [B&F: 0001] Micropterix tunbergella (Fabricius, 1787)

 

Notes: Uncommon in Hampshire and Isle of Wight, found primarily in woodland on the chalk and more or less absent from the south-west and north-east. Nationally found in woodland throughout England and Wales as far north as the Lake District and Northumberland. Adults have purple markings on a metallic golden ground and orange head tufts. Wingspan 8-11mm. The larval food is apparently unknown, as for all Micropterix, but most likely to be leaf litter and fungal hyphae; larvae have been found up to 10cm deep in stony woodland soil.

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