Wingspan c.15 mm.
Where the larval foodplants occur.
The moths fly between June and September, possibly in two generations.
In May-June and July-August, the larvae feed amongst the shoots and flowers of Goosefoot (Chenopodium) or Orache (Atriplex), in a slight web.
Distributed in south-east and southern-central England, with some records from Yorkshire, this is a relatively uncommon species. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as RDB3.
It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015