The typical form with white forewing crossed in the middle by a 'Y' shaped golden-brassy fascia is easily identified
Open woodland, heathland, gardens and freshwater margins
Flying at night and on sunny afternoons from June to August
Larva mines young shoots and catkins of Silver and Downy Birch and Alder.
Common throughout the British Isles, except Shetland. 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)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015