The males have long, whitish antennae, the females shorter, both sexes having bronzy or metallic greenish forewings. The moths fly in the daytime, sometimes occurring in swarms.
The caterpillar lives in a portable case.
Flies from May to June in one generation.
Size and Family
- Family – Adelidae
- Small Sized
- Wingspan Range – 14-18mm
- UK BAP: Not listed
Caterpillar Food Plants
Caterpillars feed on leaf-litter.