Length 4 to 4.5 mm. On the vertex, the middle dark marking on each side is missing and the forewings have dark grey-brown patches.
Usually found in woodland. Prefers nettles but may also feed on other plants.
Adult: May to October.
Widely but sparsely distributed in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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