This odd little moth was first recorded in Kent in 1946. It is from Madeira, and has now become naturalised throughout. The ground colour tends to be like straw with darker brownish markings, but can be quite variable. Forewing length 6 to 11mm.
The adult flies May to November, and can be seen in various habitats including woodland, scrub and gardens. The larva feeds on a variety of foodstuffs, including vegetable matter, moss and dead insects.
© Pete Hillman July 2017.