The position of the dark black/brown markings on the forewing identify this moth. They form a central band and extend along the leading edge to the thorax. The intensity of the markings varies.
Pupates amongst plant debris on the ground.
Gardens, heathland, fens, scrub, grassland and chalk embankments.
Recorded in 76 (28.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in July 2023
Recorded date range (Adult): 21 May to 21 October
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 12 July to 12 July