Wingspan 24-28 mm. Mostly greyish-brown on the upperwing with a distinctively-shaped central white spot and one or two other whitish markings - this is a fairly easily recognised species.
Woodland, gardens and waste ground.
Adult flies in June and July.
The caterpillars feed on a variety of herbaceous plants.
It is fairly common over most of 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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