Opostegidae : Oposteginae
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Photo © Allan Eaton,  23/7/20 Kessingland

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Opostega salaciella
Sorrel Bent-wing
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Pseudopostega crepusculella
Mint Bent-wing

(Zeller, 1839)121 / 5.004

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A scarce species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A wetland species flying in mid-summer. The life style is little known but they are thought to feed on Mentha species.

Identification: The species has a similar appearance to Opostega salaciella but with wing markings. There is a prominent dark mark on the costa and a smaller one on the dorsum. There are slight striae terminally and a tiny terminal dot. More Info

Recorded in 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1958.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

Opostega salaciella  |  Antispila metallella >

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2020125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
09/07/2010+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
23/06/2006225TM17 - Eye/Hoxne
07/07/2003125TM17 - Eye/Hoxne
21/06/2003126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
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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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