This moth has a diagnostic '8' marking on the forewing. The male has feathered antennae.
Pupates in leaf litter or in loose soil.
Hedgerows, woodland and gardens.
Recorded in 37 (13.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in October 2011
Recorded date range (Adult): 13 June to 25 November
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 12 May to 17 June