One of several similar species. Detailed examination is always needed to determine species, and this is often only possible with males. The wings are clothed with a mealy off white powder.
Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.
Found in various habitats and sometimes attracted to light traps. Often associated with deciduous trees and bushes.
April until well into the autumn.
Widespread in the southern half of Britain, less frequently recorded further north.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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