This yellowish species has a distinctive reticulated pattern on the forewing and a variably sized greyish suffusion across the centre.
Frequenting woodland, long grassy areas and gardens etc.
The flight period is dusk onwards during July and August.
Larval stage September to June.
Relatively common in certain parts of Britain with most records coming from southern and north-western England. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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