Wingspan 10 to 12 mm. The adult moths have an attractive striated appearance and a distinctive resting posture, with the hind legs angled upwards above the wings.
Well vegetated areas containing the larval foodplants Bramble or Raspeberry.
Can be found in any month between March and September, as the species is probably continuous-brooded.
The larvae feed on Bramble or Raspberry feeding in a slight web ..
Well distributed throughout the British Isles, this is a fairly common species in certain parts.In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
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)
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