Pseudopostega crepusculella

    Alternative names
    Mint Bent-wing

    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.


    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.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map