A beautiful green coloured carpet moth when fresh, but fades rather quickly and becomes duller. Wingspan 22 to 27mm.
The caterpillars feed on Bedstraws.
The adults are seen May to July, August to September.
Found in most habitats, including gardens. Attracted to light, and may also be seen during the day. A common and widespread species.
June 2011, rear garden, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2011.