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

VC11 South Hampshire
Brockenhurst (SU30)1930-UnknownAdult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)1930-UnknownAdult
Baddesley Great Covert (SU42)1930-UnknownAdult
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, RichardAdult
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, Brian -
Chandlers Ford (SU42)07-May-2000-Elliott, Brian Adult
Chandlers Ford (SU42)01-May-2006-Elliott, Brian Adult
Acres Down, NF (SU20)18-May-2014oneNorriss, Tim Adult
Ravens Nest Inclosure, NF (SU21)12-May-2017oneBaker, MikeAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Pamber Forest (SU66)21-May-1974threeAppleton, DAdult
Pamber Forest (SU66)28-May-1976twoAppleton, DAdult
Zebon Copse NR (SU85)19-May-1995oneDavis, Tony Adult
Zebon Copse NR (SU85)19-May-1995oneDavis, Tony -
Pamber Forest and Silchester Common SSSI (SU66)08-May-1997twoDobson, Tony Adult

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