This is a rather plain-looking moth with three dark dots on the forewing. The vernacular name probably comes from the moth's reluctance to fly when disturbed, instead preferring to scurry around like a mouse.
Pupates on the ground or in loose soil.
Heathland, scrub, gardens, fens and woodland.
Recorded in 130 (48.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in July 2023
Recorded date range (Adult): 11 June to 08 October
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 27 May to 22 June