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Insects on Herb Paris

Observed: 17th April 2011 By: ChalkieChalkie’s reputation in InvertebratesChalkie’s reputation in InvertebratesChalkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
Description:

Some sort of insect that seemed to like Herb Paris pollen or nectar?

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Micropterix calthella

A.k.a. The Marsh Marigold Moth, is described as a pollen-feeder that is on the wing from May-June. Given that most Springtime events now occur around a fortnight earlier than "tradition" has it, this is a good bet.

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thanks

First thought was that they were beetles, but didn't look quite right. Like the name - English and Latin versions both very descriptive, even though on the wrong plant!