Wingspan about 15mm. A small, but distinctively marked moth.
Occurs in woodland and gardens.
The adult flies at night during July to September, and is attracted to light.
The larvae feed mainly on honeysuckle during May and June, spinning together terminal shoots.
Found throughout the southern two-thirds of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).
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