This is one of my favourite Tortrix moths. It has a pale, creamy- yellow ground colour with distinct dark brown markings. The forewing length is up to 11mm, and the wingspan is up to 24mm.
It is seen June to August, and is found in various habitats where the caterpillar foodplant thistle is available, including grassland, fens, open woodland, heathland and gardens. It is attracted to light. Common and widespread.
Photographs of Agapeta hamana taken in July 2015, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2015. Camera used Nikon D3200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.