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Kent Moth Group


Micropterix aureatella

Yellow-barred Gold

Family: Micropterigidae

RES: 1.003 B&F: 3

Verification Grade (Adult):

Uncommon resident. Found in woodland and heathland habitats with neutral and acid soils, often amongst Bilberry. As a result it is very rare in VC15 (East Kent), with the majority of records from VC16 (West Kent) in the area between Mereworth, Sevenoaks and Westerham.

Flies in sunshine and is attracted to a variety of flowers including sedges (Carex sp.) and Pinus sylvestris.

Habitat: Woodland and heathland habitats with neutral and acid soils

Flight Season: May and June

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Micropterix aureatella (Yellow-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 aureatella (Yellow-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 aureatella (Yellow-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 aureatella (Yellow-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 aureatella (Yellow-barred Gold) can be seen on the external pages listed below: