Local in hedgerows, gardens, orchards and parks throughout southern England, north to Yorkshire. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widely distributed, but not particularly common, and most frequent on the coast east of Southampton, where the larval spinnings are recorded in small numbers in most years. Wingspan 15-18 mm. Specimens of the autumn generation of this species resemble A. logiana
, but are usually greyer in general coloration [Bradley]. Larva feeds on Elm, living within a spun or rolled leaf; larvae of the summer brood are much more common than those of the spring generation.