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

 

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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Distribution Map

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC11 South Hampshire
Baddesley Great Covert (SU42)1930--Adult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)1930--Adult
Brockenhurst (SU30)1930--Adult
Lyndhurst (SU30)19-May-1971-Agassiz, DJLAdult
Mallard Wood, New Forest (SU30)25-May-1972oneAppleton, DAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)30-May-1975oneAppleton, DAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)14-May-1976oneDickson, RJAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)23-May-1976twoAppleton, DAdult
Botley Wood (SU51)29-May-1976twoAppleton, DAdult
Emer Bog NR (SU32)1984-Appleton, DMAdult
Fletchwood Meadows HWT NR (SU31)06-Jun-1986-Sterling, DHAdult
Mallard Wood, New Forest (SU30)06-Jun-1986oneSterling, DHAdult
Wooson's Hill, New Forest (SU20)07-May-1988-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Fletchwood Meadows HWT NR (SU31)10-Jun-1999-Elliott, B-
Chandlers Ford (SU42)07-May-2000-Elliott, BAdult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)01-May-2006-Elliott, BAdult
Acres Down, NF (SU20)18-May-2014oneNorriss, TJAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Pamber Forest (SU66)21-May-1974threeAppleton, DAdult
Pamber Forest (SU66)28-May-1976twoAppleton, DAdult
Zebon Copse NR (SU85)19-May-1995oneDavis, AMAdult
Zebon Copse NR (SU85)19-May-1995oneDavis, AM-
Pamber Forest and Silchester Common SSSI (SU66)08-May-1997twoDobson, AHAdult

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