This species can be distinguished from A. lineana by its broader forewing semifasciana, which lacks the greyish suffusion along the dorsum.
Woodland, margins of osier beds, fens, banks of ponds and streams, hedgerows and open situations.
Recorded in 5 (1.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in July 2013
Recorded date range (Adult): 29 June to 27 July