Wingspan 17 to 21 mm. This can be quite a beautiful species with rich red-browns and gold.
Various habitats especially areas where the larval food plant is present.
The moths fly in July and August, and are attracted to light.
The food plant is European Larch, the larvae spinning the needles together.
Since its first discovery in Kent in 1951, it has quickly spread throughout a large part of England and is still expanding its range Northwards.
Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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