A common resident across the region.
Most abundant in fens, wet meadows and damp woodland.
Overwinters as a larva. Adults can be found on plants during the day but come to light later on.
Note Its shape, like that of a melon seed, with very curved leading edge to the wing separates it from other footmen species.
Recorded in 102 (73%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)