This species is characterized by its tapering, shiny forewing. It has a strong dark crossband, usually highlighted with white edging. The early flight season means that this moth is unlikely to be confused with any other.
Pupates in leaf litter.
Woodland, grassy areas, scrub and heathland.
Recorded in 39 (14.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in June 2018
Recorded date range (Adult): 12 March to 17 June