00008 Micropterix aureatella, (Scopoli, 1763)

BF0003 (ABH1.003)


General Information

Like the other Micropterix species, this moth is unusual in having fully functional mouthparts which are used to feed on pollen.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 8-11mm
Foodplant(s): herbaceous plants (pollen), grasses (pollen), sedges (pollen) (Carex spp.)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland and heathland habitats with neutral or acid soils.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.