Wingspan 20 to 30 mm.
Prefers dry grassy habitats.
It flies during July and August and is attracted to light.
The larvae feed in a silken tube amongst grasses such as sheep's fescue (Festuca ovina).
Distributed mainly in the southern counties, this is a rather local species. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.
Rare in VC55 (Leicestershire and Rutland) – the Sapcote record of 25th July 2018 was the first for our area.
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