A common species across the region.
Most numerous in short-grazed grassland but also in parks and gardens.
Overwinters as a pupa. More commonly seen as the distinctive larva. Adults fly during the day but also come to light.
Note Burnets, with which they fly during the day, are more thick-set and have much more thickened antennae.
Recorded in 113 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1853.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)