Wingspan 11-12 mm. This moth has a variable paler band, sometimes broken, across the forewing about three quarters of the way toward the tip.
Often attracted to lights.
The moths are on the wing in June and July.
The larvae feed on mosses, often on walls during the early part of the year.
A fairly frequent species throughout most of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Occasional in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant)
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