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Micropterix aureatella (Scopoli, 1763) 
This is presumably a very rare moth in Nottinghamshire and rare through Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) being the larval foodplant. Bilberry is restricted to Thieves Wood and also to a small area of Sherwood Forest CP, but on finding this moth while examining some larval spinnings on Bilberry at Theives Wood near Mansfield, I had no idea of the plant's significance to this moth at the time.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Micropterix aureatella    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor Pendleton.

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Updated May 2021

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