Wingspan 15 to 21 mm. Part of a group of very similar looking species. Identification can be difficult.
Gardens, waste ground, woodland edges and a wide range of other habitats.
This moth can be found on the wing any time from September through to April.
The larvae spin the leaves of a variety of umbelliferous plants, occurring between May and July.
A common species throughout most of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)
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