The Moths of Suffolk
2 Micropterix mansuetella, Zeller, 1844

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare, but possibly over-looked

Habitats : Wet woodland, carr and fens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; May to early June

Records : Recorded from both West and East Suffolk

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed

Aston's Additions : Recorded from Stowmarket by Stainton in 1859 (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. XI, pt. II, p. 45).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-9mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMicropterix tunbergella

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[Found on hawthorn blossom] - Wolves Wood, Suffolk (23.v.2012) © P. Bryant

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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[Found on hawthorn blossom] - Wolves Wood, Suffolk (23.v.2012) © P. Bryant
Found on sedge flowers - Wolves wood, Suffolk (27.v.2012) © Neil Sherman