4 Micropterix aruncella, North Dean meadow, June 23rd 06. A field observation on bramble.

4 Micropterix aruncella, North Dean meadow, May 26th 05. A field observation on a grass blade. These are tiny, day flying moths with functioning jaws enabling them to eat pollen.

4 Micropterix aruncella, Brookfoot Loop, June 14th 2014. A field observation. It's only the males that have the white cross lines and streaks.

5 Micropterix aruncella (female) North Dean wood, June 21st 07. A field observation on bramble. Originally identified as M. calthella I think this is a female aruncella which lacks the more extensive, purple base to the forewings of calthella.
5 Micropterix aruncella (female) on Bramble, North Dean wood, June 5th 07.

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