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01.001 (BF1)

Red-barred Pollen-moth   Red-barred Gold

Micropterix tunbergella
Adult: 1
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Active by day and in evening sunshine.  Feeds on the pollen of oaks, Sycamore and hawthorns.  May swarm around tree tops.

Life cycle

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

Larval foodplant

Not known.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found in Craignee Wood, Penpont, on 18th May 1975 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton; there are further records from Tynron nearby.

5 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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