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Micropterix mansuetella
Black-headed Pollen-moth
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Micropterix tunbergella
Red-barred Pollen-moth

(Fabricius, 1784)1 / 1.001
=Red-barred Gold

Hertfordshire Notes:
Local and scarce. Adults recorded in April.The apparent association of our very few recent records of this largely woodland moth with the chalk geology is surprising and perhaps artificial? The older records on the map relate to Wormley Wood/Broxbourne Wood complex (Boyd, 1901) and Panshanger Park where it was noted in 1997 (no voucher seen). A record from the Sandridge area, prior to 1890, cannot be mapped accurately. The adult moths feed on the pollen of oak, Sycamore and perhaps other plants.

Middlesex Notes:
Apparently absent, though it might usefully be looked for along the line of the North London Woodlands as a minimum.

Recorded in 7 (17%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1901.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/05/2022120TL13 - Hitchin (N)
18/05/2020120TL12 - Hitchin (S) / Whitwell
25/07/2012120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
23/04/2011120SP91 - Tring
1997120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
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Wingspan: 8-11 mm.
Flight: May - June.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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