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Kent Moth Group


Micropterix aruncella

White-barred Gold

Family: Micropterigidae

RES: 1.004 B&F: 4

Verification Grade (Adult):

Fairly widespread and common across Kent.

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

Habitat: Frequents downland and woodland

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Micropterix aruncella (White-barred Gold) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Micropterix aruncella (White-barred Gold) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of Micropterix aruncella (White-barred Gold) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Micropterix aruncella (White-barred Gold) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

More information about Micropterix aruncella (White-barred Gold) can be seen on the external pages listed below: