Davey, P., 2009: A common species over much of Britain, the larva feeding on a wide variety of deciduous tree, shrub and plant species. In Dorset, the moth is common in deciduous woodland and scarce away from the shelter of such habitat - the species has yet to be trapped on Portland. A small percentage of Mottled Beauty has the central area of the forewing and the hindwing as a contrasting broad dark band; this striking form is called ab. conversaria.
Recorded in 39 (98%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1932. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats