Wingspan about 20 mm.
Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required showing all characters. If recorded after mid-June the specimen should be retained for gen det.
Mainly occurring in woodland.
The flight period is from May to July.
Larva feeds on leaf litter and various lichens, living and feeding in a movable case.
Widespread in the southern half of Britain but scarce and very local. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as Nationally Scarce B.
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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