Forewing length of 5-6.5 mm. Forewings are dull greyish-brown with a row of black dots near the wing apex.
Early instars are typically whitish with a black head. Late instar larvae reach ca. 10-12 mm in length. Body pinkish with large pale pinacula. Head and prothoracic plate yellowish-brown. The anal plate is pale brown without mottling. An anal comb is present with ca. 5 teeth.
Slightly oval in shape, ca. 13mm in length. Translucent white initially, becoming amber with age. Laid on upper leaf surfaces, usually on terminal leaves of young shoots.
Orchard fruits (Prunus, Malus and Pyrus species), especially peach, nectarine and apricot.
Larvae of the first generation feed within shoots and buds. This can result in many lateral shoots appearing below attacked terminal shoots and crooked stems. Later generations of larvae may leave twigs to feed on fruit either by entering small fruit by boring into the side or via the stem of larger fruit.