Wingspan c. 15mm.
This species is distributed widely but locally across much of the British Isles, and ranges northwards to Scotland and its outlying islands.
The variations or forms illustrated in BTS (British Tortricoid Moths), f. subarcuana and f. diminutana, now appear to be considered as separate species, so care is advised in identifying the identification, and genitalia dissection is recommended.
The larval foodplants are willows (Salix spp.), and the adult moths are on the wing from May to August in an extended emergence period.