Wingspan 10 to 14 mm. Although the sexes are superficially similar, the hindwings of the males are whitish, whereas those of the female are dark.
Occupying woodland habitat especially bluebell woods.
May and June.
The adults fly in May and June, the larvae subsequently feeding inside the seed capsules of bluebell.
In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.
Rare in our area. The Charnwood record of May 2017 is only the second VC55 record.
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