Wingspan 10 to12 mm.
Found in gardens and orchards.
The adult flies at night in June and July and is attracted to light.
The larva feeds on the flowers of apple trees (Malus), and can be a pest where it is abundant.
Widespread and locally frequent in areas of Britain where apple trees are found. In the Butterfly Conservations 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