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01.002 (BF0002)

Black-headed Gold   

Micropterix mansuetella
Adult: 1
Resident. Rare. Nationally Scarce B.


Told from other Micropterix by its black head.

Recording method

Feeds on pollen of bluebells and sedges.  Sometimes comes to light.

Life cycle

It is not known which months the larvae are present.  Adults fly April-June.

Larval foodplant

Not known.


Wet woodland.


First for Dumfries & Galloway was found in Mabie Forest (VC73) on 15th May 2017.

4 record(s) from 3 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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