Golden micro moths

There are more than 1500 species of micro moth in the UK. But it’s quite possible you’ve never noticed them as, like the name suggests, they’re small. These are Micropterix calthella, sometimes called the marsh marigold moth.  Their larvae feed on dead and dying plant material. The adults feed on pollen.

Golden micro moths, Micropterix calthella, feeding on the pollen of a buttercup
Golden micro moths, Micropterix calthella, feeding on the pollen of a buttercup
These moths are swarming over a click beetle.
These moths are swarming over a click beetle.
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