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01.003 (BF3)

Yellow-barred Pollen-moth   Yellow-barred Gold

Micropterix aureatella
Adult: 1
Resident. Abundant.

Recording method

Active by day, flying in sunshine.  Feeds on pollen of various herbaceous plants, especially sedges.

Life cycle

Larvae present March. Adults fly May-July.

Larval foodplants

A larva has been found in leaf litter among fungal hyphae.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Langholm, Dumfriesshire, on 17th May 1964 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, who also found the first for Kirkcudbrightshire in High Camer Wood in late May 1967.  Both specimens at National Museums Scotland. MOGBI (1996) have details of records for Wigtownshire.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2012 2021 2022
Micropterix Aureatella
Micropterix Aureatella

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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