Wingspan 13-17 mm. Fairly distinctive with its creamy or pale greyish ground colour and diffuse blackish markings.
Birch woodland and other areas where Birch is present.
The adult flies during June and July and like most of its close relatives, is active from dusk into the night.
The larvae feed internally on the catkins of Birch throughout the winter period.
Quite common throughout most of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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