Wingspan 11 to 14 mm. The males of this species have very long antennae, the females shorter with a thickened base.
Areas containing the larval foodplants.
The moths are on the wing in late May and June, and fly during the day in sunshine, visiting flowers.
The larvae are thought to feed at first on flowers of sea-buckthorn or privet, later building a portable case from leaf fragments and particles of soil and feeding on leaves which have fallen.
Distributed locally throughout England and Wales. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.
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