Opostegidae : Oposteginae
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Photo © Mick ACourt,  19/06/2019 - Catfield Fen

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Opostega salaciella
Sorrel Bent-wing
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Pseudopostega auritella
Fen Bent-wing

(Hübner, 1813)120 / 5.003
Norfolk status
Fens, Broads.
Fairly distinctive species with white forewing and brown spot in middle of the dorsum.

A few 1990's Norfolk records and more recently at Sutton Fen in 2016 (M. A'Court)

Originally found in only two VC's in Britain, collected from Ranworth, Norfolk by Barrett. (Now in the BMNH).

(=Opostega auritella)

Verification Grade Comment: Very localised

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Male. Sutton Fen, Norfolk 30-06-2016 M. Acourt - J. Clifton
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2019227TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
11/07/2019527TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
04/07/20191527TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
29/06/2019227TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
23/06/2019627TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Wingspan: 9-12mm
Season: June - July
Foodplant:   Marsh Marigold
Nat Status: pRDB1
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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