Opostegidae : Oposteginae
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Pseudopostega crepusculella
Mint Bent-wing

(Zeller, 1839)121 / 5.004
Norfolk status
Rare.
Damp habitats such as fens, alder carrs and marshes.

White forewing with brown mark middle of dorsum, and brown marking middle of costa, sometimes almost meeting to form an angled fascia.

Early stages unknown. (associated with mint)

(=Opostega crepusculella)

Recorded in 12 (17%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/06/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
06/07/2019227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
08/07/2017+27TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
23/06/2017+28TF80 - Swaffham
07/08/2016128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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Wingspan: 7-10.5 mm
Flight: June and July.
Foodplant:   Mint.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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