Wingspan c.16-20 mm.
Although fairly distinctive among Clepsis species, this moth can resemble several Pandenis species.
One feature not usually visible in the field is the hindwing, which is greyish with a whitish leading section.
It is rather scarce and local in Britain, with a few localities between the south coast and Yorkshire, and some records from Wales.
Adults fly in June and July, and the larvae feed on a number of shrubs and trees.