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01.004 (BF4)

White-line Pollen-moth   White-barred Gold

Micropterix aruncella
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.


Females – which have no white bars- can be confused with M. calthella.

Recording method

Feeds on pollen of many herbaceous plants, also hawthorns.  Active by day and sometimes comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present September-March, adults April-August.

Larval Foodplant

Tender young growth of herbaceous plants.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Southerness, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 11th July 1982 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.  The first for Dumfriesshire was found at Townfoot Farm, Glencaple, on 25th June 2011.  The first for Wigtownshire was found at Elrig Loch near Mochrum on 22nd June 1988.

75 record(s) from 31 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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