Wingspan 23-30 mm. A mid brown coloured moth with two pale lines running across the wings.
It frequents sheds and farm buildings, gardens, hay-stacks, thatched roofs and bird nests.
On the wing in July and August, when it comes to light.
The larvae feed amongst the thatch or hay, or in other kinds of dry vegetable matter, such as birds' nests.
Relatively common locally in the Southern half of England, though numbers appear to be decreasing. It is also an occasional migrant to the South.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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