Wingspan 14 to 20 mm.
Unlike most of its congeners, this species is not a pest of dried foods in warehouses and kitchens, and occurs out-of-doors.
Flying between June and September, when it can be attracted to light.
Most probably feeding on dried leaves and other plant matter.
It is relatively scarce, and occurs in southern England. In the Butterfly Conservations Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.
It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015