Found in a wide range of dry and damp grasslands as well as in gardens.
Overwinters as a small larva while adults come readily to light.
Note can be confused with Smoky Wainscot but the hindwing is only slightly coloured and the forewing a pale, sometimes brown-tinged colour. It also lacks the dark line on the collar that Southern Wainscot has.
Recorded in 121 (86%) of 140 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1869. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats