An uncommon species, particularly found in the south.
A species of open dry grassy areas but also comes to gardens.
Overwinters as a full-grown larva while adults are attracted to light.
Note similar to Heart and Dart but, unlike that species, it has no black collar. Also, the markings on the forewing are not clearly defined - they look rather smudgy. In males the basal two-thirds of antennae is feathered in Heart and Club and basal half in Turnip.
Verification Grade Comment: Ideally take a photo.
Recorded in 73 (52%) of 140 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1834. Last Recorded in 2022. (Data up to end 2022) Additional Stats