Wingspan 20-22 mm. Three raised tufts of scales are visible when the moth is at rest.
Frequenting gardens and woodlands.
Nocturnal, it flies in July and August and is attracted by light.
The larvae feed on Apple or Hawthorn.
This species is sporadically common over much of England and parts of Wales. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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