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A wide range of habitats.
The species shows a rather complex life-history, with two or three overlapping generations, and moths on the wing from May through to September.
As both the English and Scientific names suggest, the main foodplants are Cabbage (Brassica spp.) and related crops, and it can be a notorious pest.
A common species throughout most of Britain, becoming less so further north. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
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