Wingspan 9-12 mm. One of several similar very small but brightly-coloured moths. Quite distinctive with its metallic bronze and white-spotted appearance but easily overlooked due to its size. Members of this genus rest distinctively 'head-down'.
Various but favours well wooded areas
On the wing in June and July
The larvae feed on the catkins of Birch and Alder
This is a common species throughout Britain. 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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