Wingspan 18 to 20 mm. This moth has a distinctive broad reddish area in the middle of the forewing.
By day it rests in trees and tall bushes in Oak woodland.
This moth flies at dusk and at night from late June, into July.
The larvae feed on a range of trees, including oak and alder usually within a folded leaf.
Distributed rather locally through England and Wales, it also occurs in Ireland. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).
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