This moth has an orange head and deep purple-brown forewings which are darker beyond the middle.
The larvae produce a mine which is initially narrow with linear frass bt which becomes wider with red frass. The mine can often be confused with that produced by S. crataegella.
Recorded in 261 (96.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in November 2019
Recorded date range (Adult): 18 May to 08 November
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 16 July to 29 November