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Micropterix tunbergella (Fabricius, 1787)

A very tiny (about 3,5mm) and rare species in Belgium.

The larva has been found on the tender, young growth of deciduous trees and other herbaceous plants. It hibernates. The imago feeds on the pollen of the flowers of Quercus, Crataegus and Acer pseudoplatanus and other plants. 

The adults fly from early May till June. They are active during daytime.


Belgium, Namur, Jemelle, 23 May 2008.
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)
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