Found mainly in gardens and amenity plantings where its foodplants grow.
Overwinters as an egg but adults fly mainly at dusk but also come readily to light.
Note A variable species but has a small discal spot and a pale are out side that with black dashes on the inner edge of the outer central cross-band. The dark inner cross-band passes through the discal spot. Melanics occur.
Recorded in 47 (34%) of 140 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1887. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats