Wingspan 18-24 mm. The species has a rather banded pattern of reds and greys.
Preferring areas of old uncut Hawthorn hedge.
It has one brood, which flies in July and August, when it often is a visitor to the light-trap.
The larvae feed mainly on Hawthorn, but also sometimes on Rowan.
Distributed widely throughout much of Britain except the far North.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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