Wingspan 16-21 mm.
Rather similar in appearance to some of the other Hedya species, this moth can usually be distinguished by the relatively clean-looking creamy outer part of the forewing.
A fairly common species in southern England and Wales, becoming scarcer further north, and rare in Scotland; scarce in Ireland.
The larva feeds on rose (Rosa), including cultivated varieties, and apple (Malus), spinning the leaves together.
The adults are on the wing in June and July.