Wingspan 12-19 mm. The ground colour of this moth varies from whitish to yellowish but the species differs from several related species by its narrower forewings. The 'V' shaped markings are of a rust colour.
Grassy areas where Yarrow is present.
It occurs as an adult from May through to August or September.
The larvae feed on the seeds of Yarrow and Knapweeds
Widely distributed throughout England, Wales and Scotland. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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