Wingspan 21-30 mm. One of the plainer-looking members of the Scopariinae, though rather variable.
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
Various habitats - it flies at night but can sometimes be found resting on tree-trunks or stones during the day.
From June to August
The larvae feed on the roots of Ox-tongue and Colt's-foot.
It is fairly common throughout most of Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
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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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015