A very common species across our region
A species of woodland, hedgerows, scrub and gardens and parks even in urban areas.
Overwinters as a small larva and adults come readily to light.
NoteThis is the commonest member of a group that can cause problems. The most obvious feature is the two cross-lines that converge and almost meet on the hind margin of the wing.The outer cross-line is kinked where it meets the costa and is then almost straight up to the rear margin of the wing. Melanics are common.
Recorded in 116 (83%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)