A species of broadleaved woodland, fen, scrubby heathland.
Overwinters as a pupa. Adults can be found on tree trunks during the day and come readily to light.
There can be confusion with Mottled Grey. Look at the antennae: This species has simple antennae (both male and female), whereas Mottled Grey has feathered antennae (more so on the male, but the female also)
Recorded in 74 (53%) of 140 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1887. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats