A brownish moth with a distinct brown cross-band. Forewing length 7 to 10mm.
It flies June to August, and inhabits grassland. A common and widespread species in southern Britain, becoming less so further north.
The caterpillar feeds on the roots of Dandelion.
Photographs of Celypha striana, taken June 2015, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2015. Camera used Nikon D3200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.