Can be identified by its sharp black 'shoulder-patches' and dark spots on a greyish brown forewing.
Various habitats, especially where the larval foodplant occurs.
Adult moths fly in July and August and come to light.
The larva feeds in a folded leaf, or between spun leaves, of Apple (Malus).
Uncommon but relatively well-distributed over much of England and North Wales, and extends into Scotland and parts of eastern Ireland. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B
It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015