Wingspan 15-22 mm. One of several very similar moths which can be rather difficult to separate.
Scopariinae are a difficult group to identify and sometimes it is necessary to refer to genitalia to be sure. A useful guide can be found at the following LINK
Deciduous woodland and on moorland.
The adults fly from May to July and can be found resting on tree-trunks or rocks.
Larva feeds on various mosses.
A common species throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
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