White-barred Gold Micropterix aruncella
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Colour of the forewings is variable but is usually reddish golden. Females usually have NO other markings but males are marked with two silvery white band Micropterix are unusual in that the adults have fully functional mouthparts, unlike most other moths, .feeding on the pollen of yellow flowers during the Spring months.Dimorphic differences in the female can make ID with other similars tricky
larvae are believed to feed at the bases of herbaceous plants. flies in the daytime between May and August.
They can be found in various dry habitats including downland and hillsides
PHOTOGRAPHS THANKS TO CHARLES STREET (C)