Wingspan 13-19 mm. One of the plainer-looking of the Tortricidae, the female being even more indistinctly marked than the male. Two small darker spots on the hind edge of the reddish-brown forewing help to distinguish this species.
Found in various habitats including parks and gardens.
The adult moth is on the wing from June to September and comes to light.
The larvae feed on trees such as Privet apparently preferring dead leaves.
Fairly common and widespread in England and Wales but less well recorded further north. 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)
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