The wingspan is 21–24 mm. Adults are on wing from July to August. It is one of the larger species in the genus Ypsolopha. It has a distinct dark spot on the creamy forewing. Meyrick describes it- Head and thorax ochreous whitish, patagia light ochreous. Forewings with apex falcate ;whitish -ochreous, more or less brownish -tinged between veins, with scattered black scales ; a darker brownish streak along fold; a black dot below fold before middle. Hindwings pale grey, darker terminally.The larvarosy-ochreous ; dorsal line whitish; 7 and 9 with oblique black lateral marks.
The larvae feed on Lonicera species.
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