Several of the Eilema species can be difficult to tell apart, but this moth has broader, more rounded forewings than many of the others. There is also a straw yellow form, f. straminola known from the UK only.
Pupates in leaf litter.
Fens, heathland, woodland, scrub, grassland.
Recorded in 125 (46.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in September 2020
Recorded date range (Adult): 05 June to 29 September
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 April to 04 June