Wingspan 21-28 mm. The typical form is creamy white with a slight silken lustre. There is also a differently-marked form, warringtonellus, which has heavy streaking.
Grassland and rough meadows.
The adults fly in July and August and are attracted to light.
The larvae feed on grasses in a silken gallery amongst the base of the stems.
Widespread and common throughout the British Isles. 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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