Micropterix aruncella

White-line Pollen-moth


Species Codes

B&F 4 RES 1.004

Other Names

White-barred Gold

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Species Account

Fairly widespread and common across Kent.

A day flying moth, which feeds on the pollen of a wide range of plants.


Frequents downland and woodland

Record Verification

Grade 2 adults can be confused with other species, so good quality photographs or possibly a specimen will be required if the recorder is not familiar with the species.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Micropterix aruncella (White-barred Gold) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year Micropterix aruncella (White-barred Gold) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of Micropterix aruncella (White-barred Gold) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

Below is a selection of Micropterix aruncella (White-barred Gold) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email mothsinkent@gmail.com. Click on a photo if you would like to see it larger.

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