The adults of this species are very similar to Svensson's Copper Underwing. It is possible to distinguish the two species with reference to the underside of the hindwing.
Pupates in loose soil.
Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, fens, heathland, gardens and parks.
Recorded in 121 (44.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in October 2018
Recorded date range (Adult): 01 July to 18 October
Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 May to 11 June