This common moth, which has a wingspan of about 18mm, is widespread throughout the UK.
Hypatima rhomboidella is a late emerger and is on the wing in September. It overwinters as an adult.
The adult moths are nocturnal. They occur in heathland, scrub, woodland and hedgerows where birch and hazel, their food plants, occur.
Found throughout the UK and in most of mainland Europe except for the Iberian Peninsula.