The male moth has a black head and a greenish golden metallic forewing with silver fascia. The female has a black or orange head.
The larvae create a slender direct gallery which changes abruptly to a blotch, usually on the leaf margin.
Recorded in 260 (96.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in October 2019
Recorded date range (Adult): 02 April to 17 October
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 13 June to 19 November