The Moths of Suffolk
121 Pseudopostega crepusculella, (Zeller, 1839)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Fens and marshes

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : mint (Mentha)

Records : Stowmarket (A Aston, 22.viii.1958), Fakenham (SMG, 21.vi.2003), Thornham (P Kitchener & N Whinney, 7.vii.2003 & 23.vi.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Listed as non-Suffolk

Aston's Additions : I took a specimen of this at Stowmarket light on 22.viii.1958 (Trans. S.N.S. Vol. XI, pt. III, p. 265). Mr. Morley in 1937 suspected that it was here. English name Mint Bentwing.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 7-10mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultOpostega salaciella
Pseudopostega auritella
Opostega spatulella

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