Rare (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) in woodland and hedgerows in parts of north-western England, Wales and northern Scotland. Unlikely to be recorded in Hampshire or on the Isle of Wight. Wingspan 9.5-11.5 mm. The most likely confusion species are C. proxima
, which see for differences, and C. alsinella
, from which only reliable separated by dissection of the genitalia. Larva mines leaves of Lesser Stitchwort, Sticky Mouse-ear and Field Mouse-ear, subsequently living within a spinning.