Wingspan 21-27 mm.
One of the largest in its family, the typical form of this species is relatively plain in appearance. There is a 'banded' form, wahlhomiana however, which is quite common.
Found in the southern half of England, it is relatively uncommon but widely distributed.
The larvae feed on aspen (Populus tremula), either rolling a leaf or spinning two leaves together with silk, in typical Tortrix fashion.