Wingspan 19 mm.
This species occupies a range of woodland and scrubland habitats.
The nocturnal adults are on the wing during June.
The larvae feed on Blackthorn during autumn and pupate in a silken cocoon amongst leaf-litter. The winter is spent as a pupa.
Distributed in the southern part of England. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.
It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland; we believe the Harby specimen of 2th June 2015 was only the third record of this species in VC55. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).
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