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Micropterix aruncella

(Scopoli, 1763)1.004

A local resident in a variety of habitats. Adults fly by day in sunshine and can be found feeding on pollen in flowers such as hawthorn.

Recorded in 31 (40%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
19/05/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP42
26/05/20211VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP72
09/06/20202VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP90
09/06/20203VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP80
30/05/20203VC22 - BerkshireSP40
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