Wingspan 8 to 10 mm. The males and females of this moth have different colourations. The males have pale grey forewings and those of the female are white.
Various habitats but especially where Scots Pine is present.
The species is bivoltine or even trivoltine, with flight periods in March to May, August and sometimes November.
This is a species found associated with Scots Pine.
Widespread, but occasional and local in Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation's 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).
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015