Common wherever the foodplant occurs in a wide range of habitats throughout the British Isles, north to Aberdeenshire. In Hampshire recorded principally from the south-east, and in the New Forest, with scattered records elsewhere. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 14-15 mm. Larva feeds on catkins and seeds of White Poplar, Aspen, White Willow and Goat Willow.