00010 Micropterix calthella, (Linnaeus, 1761)

BF0005 (ABH1.005)


General Information

This is a tiny moth with metallic bronzy forewings.


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

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 7-10 mm.
Foodplant(s): herbaceous plants (pollen)
Flying: One generation, May-June
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, fens and wet meadows.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

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