Wingspan 12 to 13 mm. The pale buff wings are marked with dark brown blotches.
Around mossy walls.
The adult moths fly in a single generation from mid-May to late August, and are readily attracted to light.
The larvae feed on mosses growing on walls, in a silken gallery. Pupation occurs within this gallery.
This species is common throughout England and Wales, particularly in the south and in urban areas. 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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