Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in all but the far north of Britain, the larva feeding on a various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth is ubiquitous and frequently rises to common in damp woodland. Males are readily attracted to light, but the seldom-encountered females may occasionally be seen during the day flying in sunshine. A male ab. rustica where the usual brown ground colour was replaced by white was trapped at Chamberlaynes by H Andrewes.
Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1895. Last Recorded in 2019. (Data up to end 2019) Additional Stats