The Moths of Suffolk
1 Micropterix tunbergella, (Fabricius, 1787)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, but probably over-looked

Habitats : Woodlands

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to June

Morley's Final Catalogue : Local in May, on oak-trunks at Assington Thicks in 1902 and on bushes at Raydon Wood in 1933 (Morley).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 8-10mm


Confusion species
    AdultMicropterix mansuetella

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Wolves wood, Suffolk ( © Neil Sherman

Flight chart

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Further Photographs

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Beaten from flowering Hawthorn - Bradfield woods, Suffolk (3.v.2014) © Neil Sherman