Wingspan 18-22 mm. A fairly variable species, though usually showing a pale blotch on the dorsal area, sometimes edged with darker.
Well wooded areas containing the larval foodplants.
The moths fly in July and August, from dusk onwards, when it can be attracted to light.
The larva rolls a leaf of Birch, Hazel or Willow and feeds inside.
Distributed throughout mainland Britain, although generally commoner in the north, especially Scotland. 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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