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 86 (31.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in April 2020
Recorded date range (Adult): 20 February to 22 June
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 20 May to 11 June