Wingspan about 14 mm.
In areas where Poplars occur.
Flies during June and July in a single generation.
The larva feeds on Poplar (Populus), initially grazing the underside of a leaf, from within a silken tube which becomes covered with frass.
A relatively local species, occurring sporadically throughout England. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.
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