This moth has a blackish ground colour with a whitish fascia and whitish eyecaps.
The larvae form a distinctive leafmine consisting of a larger pale blotch with a darker central circle. There are sometimes several mines in one leaf.
Birch woodland and other areas where the foodplant is found.
Recorded in 76 (28.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in July 2021
Recorded date range (Adult): 09 May to 30 September
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 07 August to 28 November