The wingspan is 34–40 mm. The length of the forewings is 15–17 mm.Meyrick describes it -Antennae in male bipectinated. Forewings brown-grey, slightly purplish-tinged ; first, median, and second lines somewhat darker, especially on costa ; orbicular and reniform darker, outlined with pale ; subterminal line pale greyish-ochreous, edged anteriorly in middle with two small red-brown or black marks. Hindwings grey. Larva pale green or greenish-whitish ; dorsal, subdorsal, and spiracular lines whitish ; head pale greenish-ochreous, more or less blackmarked. The moth flies in one generation from the beginning of March to May .
- ^ The flight season refers to Belgium and the Netherlands. This may vary in other parts of the range.
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