Wingspan 14-16 mm. The relatively nondescript adults have two indistinct darker dots on the forewing.
Often encountered wherever long grass grows and easily flushed in the daytime.
They fly in June and July.
The larvae feed at the base of grasses, on the stems.
Common and widespread in Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded)
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