Wingspan 19 mm.
Inhabiting woodlands and marshy places.
It is found on the wing in August and September.
The larvae, which feed on Willow and eat away the terminal shoots during May and June.
This moth occurs sporadically throughout England and southern Scotland. 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