Wingspan 20-24 mm. Quite a dark species overall but characterised by the distinctive whitish underbody and legs.
Various habitats but it is particularly associated with Blackthorn.
This nocturnal species flies in June and July.
The larvae feed on a wide range of herbaceous plants
Common over the greater part of the British Isles. 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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