Males are unknown. Females are mottled black and ivory-yellow. Thorax is black with yellow and ivory mottling. Wing venation is mostly brown but the costa and subcosta are yellowish. Stigma is light brown. Added to the British list in 1998.
Larvae feed singly on bird cherry leaves which are rolled downwards parallel to the mid-vein.
Size: 7 - 10mm
Flight period: June to July
Plant associations: Prunus padus (bird cherry)
The National Biodiversity Network records are shown on the map below. (See terms and conditions)
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