Wingspan c. 18-24mm.
A relatively local species, occurring in deciduous woodland habitats in England and Wales.
It can resemble Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana but there are subtle differences. Males in particular have a whitish forehead.
The larvae feed on the leaves of a range of deciduous trees during May and June.
Adults can be found on the wing from Late June through July, with a second generation in the south, during August and September.