Common on grassland, downland, heaths and other open areas throughout the British Isles. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight mainly associated with chalk downland, but also found in other habitats such as marshes. Wingspan male 11-17 mm, female 11-14 mm. The small size of this species and the bright orange-yellow general coloration of the forewing are distinguishing features [Bradley]. Larva feeds on Wild Strawberry, Marsh Cinquefoil, Meadowsweet and other Rosaceae, living within a spun or rolled leaf.