Micropterix aureatella

Yellow-barred Pollen-moth


Species Codes

B&F 3 RES 1.003

Other Names

Yellow-barred Gold

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Species Account

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.


Woodland and heathland habitats with neutral and acid soils

Record Verification

Grade 1 adults are generally distinctive and unlikely to be confused with other species, but records outside documented range or flight period may require photos.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Micropterix aureatella (Yellow-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 aureatella (Yellow-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 aureatella (Yellow-barred Gold) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

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