This is a rather plain species which is delicately streaked with grey. There are many named forms:
Some forms are similar to micros Chilo phragmitella and Calamotropha paludella.
Pupates in plant stems.
Reed-beds, fens and other areas where reed is prevalent.
Recorded in 23 (8.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in June 2021
Recorded date range (Adult): 04 June to 20 August