Wingspan 27mm. A light brown moth with a buff stripe along the length of its fore-wing, which branches towards the tip.
Grassy areas, in woodland, meadows, heaths. The food plants are various grasses where it feeds towards the stem base inside a silken cocoon.
Status and distribution
Common and widespread throughout most of Britain. Common in Nottinghamshire and at Netherfield Lagoons.
Best time to see
July to September.