Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Micropterigida   Checklist Number: 1.003

Micropterix aureatella   Scopoli, 1763

Yellow-barred Gold

A tiny primitive species of moth, the adult flying during May and July and easily overlooked. They possess working mandibles and feed upon pollen from a variety of sources. Little is known about the minute larvae. This species has been found on South Uist.