This moth has narrow bronzy forewings with a broad silvery fascia and a purplish tinge. It is very similar to S. hybnerella.
The larvae create a slender gallery mine, often following the leaf margin, which broadens abruptly with hairpin bends.
Recorded in 209 (77.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in July 2023
Recorded date range (Adult): 13 August to 08 September
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 14 June to 11 November