Wingspan 23-26 mm. This is fairly easily recognised by the pale creamy forewings and darker cross-lines and outlined shapes.
Waste ground, gardens and woodland edges.
Flying at night between July and August.
The caterpillars live in the spring on a wide variety of herbaceous plants, including Bramble.
Very common species throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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