Wingspan 20 to 25 mm. One of the more colourful of the Pyralids.
Flying in July and August, the adults can be attracted to light, but during the day remain concealed amongst the foliage.
The larvae feed on oak, often high up in a tree, spinning together several leaves.
This species can be common in suitable habitat throughout England.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).
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