One of several similar species. Detailed examination is always needed to determine species, and this is often only possible with males. The wings are clothed with a mealy off white powder.
Found in various habitats but mainly associated with pine and also attracted to light.
April to November.
Larva eats aphids on trees.
Widespread in England, but under recorded, rare in Scotland and not yet recorded in Wales or Ireland.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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