Pseudopostega crepusculella

Alternative names
Mint Cap
Mint Bent-wing
Description

Wingspan 7 to 10.5 mm

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Photograph(s) showing all critical identification features is required, and/or a voucher specimen may be necessary – if possible, please check with the County Recorder before releasing the moth.

Habitat

Occupying damp areas such as fens, alder carrs and similar habitats. Believed to be associated with mint.

When to see it

The adults fly during June and July and can be attracted to light.

Life History

The early life-stages are not described, as the species is generally only seen as an adult moth.

UK Status

Widely, but thinly distributed throughout the British Isles. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.

VC55 Status

Infrequently recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Reference
5.004 BF121

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Common names
Mint Bent-wing
Species group:
Moths
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Lepidoptera
Family:
Opostegidae
Records on NatureSpot:
1
First record:
16/06/2003 (Mackay, Andy)
Last record:
16/06/2003 (Mackay, Andy)

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