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121 Pseudopostega crepusculella

(Zeller, 1839)

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Using datasets:
Wicken Fen nature reserve species data held by The National Trust: National Trust
NRW Regional Data: North Wales: Cofnod (North Wales Environmental Information Service)
Lincolnshire Moths: Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership
Shropshire Ecological Data Network Database: Shropshire Ecological Data Network
NE Scotland butterfly and moth records 1800-2010: North East Scotland Biological Records Centre
Welsh Invertebrate Database (WID): Natural Resources Wales
Invertebrate Site Register - England (1738-2005).: Natural England
Suffolk Biological Records Centre (SBRC) dataset: Suffolk Biological Records Centre
Microlepidoptera of Glamorgan: South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre
Micro-moths distribution for Dumfries and Galloway: Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Resources Centre
Species Recorded in Somerset: Somerset Environmental Records Centre
Bedfordshire Micro Moths (BNHS) - 1820-2013: Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Recording and Monitoring Centre
Lepidoptera species distribution dataset from 1981 to 2008 for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly: Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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Pseudopostega crepusculella

(Zeller, 1839)

Wingspan 7-10.5 mm

Fairly well distributed throughout the British Isles, though relatively local, occupying damp areas such as fens, alder carrs and similar habitats.

The early life-stages are not described, as the species is generally only seen as an adult moth. It is however, believed to be associated with mint (Mentha).

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

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