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Wingspan 14-18 mm.
Common species in England, Wales and southern Scotland, more local in Ireland.
Males have long, whitish antennae, the females shorter with dark bases. , both sexes having bronzy or metallic greenish forewings. These day flying moths fly during May and June, sometimes swarming.
Adults feed on Cuckoo Flower, Myosotis and Salix cinerea Nectar
The caterpillar lives in a portable case and feeds on leaf-litter
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