Common in oak woodland but also in hawthorn hedgerows and gardens.
Overwinters as a pupa and adults come readily to light.
Note A medium-sized pug. The black dart-like markings beyond the small, elongate discal spot and early flight period aid identification. Often has a tawny component and often a whitish spot beyond the discal spot.
Recorded in 101 (72%) of 140 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1869. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats