Wingspan of 32-35 mm. Forewings reddish-ochreous to pale greyish-ochreous. Paler submarginal striped and edges to spots. Hindwings greyish-brown.
Final instars reach 40 mm in length. Body yellowish-green, finely speckled with yellow. Three fine yellow stripes run along the back and broader yellow stripes is present on each side. A broad yellow bar crosses the first thoracic and last abdominal segments. The head is bluish-green.
Hemispherical and ribbed, ca. 0.7 mm in diameter. Initially whitish green when laid and becoming a grey colour with age.
Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia.
Occasional pest of apple (Malus), cherry and plum (Prunus).
Larvae feed on flowers, buds, leaves and young fruit. Feeding by late instars on young fruit results in malformed fruit development and the presence of corky scars.