Wingspan c. 15-20mm.
Occurring in rough pastures, fens and marshy areas, this species is distributed in England and Wales and in parts of southern Ireland.
It has a relatively plain forewing comparative to other Cnephasia species, although females can be more well-marked.
The larva feeds on the flowers of a range of Compositae, as well as buttercup Ranunculus, spinning together several petals.
There is a single generation with adult moths flying in June and July.