This is the only greyish Parornix with white tips of the apictal cilia, but genital dissection is usually required for a conclusive identification.
The larvae produce a Phyllonorycter-like mine and later go on to produce one or more successive leaf cones.
Heaths and open woodland.
Recorded in 42 (15.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in November 2021
Recorded date range (Adult): 12 April to 31 August
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 02 July to 14 November