Wingspan 18 to 23 mm. Another species which has an unusual resting posture. The front part of the body is raised up on the forelegs, and the wings held at an angle, with the edges touching the resting surface.
Various habitats with hedges and bushes.
Flies during July and August, when it comes to light.
The larvae feed initially on a range of plants and bushes, and later amongst leaf-litter.
It occurs mainly in the southern half of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).
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