A small sandy-brown moth with a rather pointed forewing, often fading to a lighter shade of brown.
Easily disturbed by day from grass swords, where it rests on the stems. Flies from late afternoon, at dusk and after dark. Comes to light, sometimes in large numbers. Overwinters as a part-grown caterpillar, on stems near the ground.
Flies from Mid-June to early August in one generation, usually ending by the third week of July.