(Scopoli, 1763)[Synonyms: Olethreutes rivulana]
Wingspan c. 17mm.
A distinctive, strongly-marked species, usually quite ferruginous in appearance, frequenting damp meadows and heaths as well as woodland and downland.
Its occurs over a wide area of the British Isles, but is rather local and scattered in distribution.
The adults fly during July and August, often during the day if the weather is sunny, but it is also attracted to light after dark.
The larvae feed on a wide range of herbaceous plants, as well as on shrubs and trees. They typically feed in the flowers and terminal shoots.