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Micropterix aureatella

(Scopoli, 1763)1.003

A rare resident in damp acidic woodland and heathland, flying by day in sunshine. Adults can be found feeding on pollen in flowers of bilberry and various rushes.

Recorded in 5 (6%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1850.
Last Recorded in 2011.
(Data up to end 2022)
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
28/04/2011 to 04/05/20111VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU98
19/05/2001+VC24 - BuckinghamshireTQ08
08/06/1991+VC22 - BerkshireSU46
1939+VC23 - OxfordshireSU79
1939+VC23 - OxfordshireSU68
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