This species has a brown or dark brown forewing with a slightly hooked tip. The central crossband is generally lighter than the ground colour and is usually edged in black. Occasionally there are white patches on the trailing edge of the forewing.
Pupates in loose earth.
Woodland, hedgerows, scrub and gardens.
Recorded in 85 (31.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in April 2018
Recorded date range (Adult): 20 February to 14 September
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 20 May to 11 June