This species can be distinguished from both sexes of E.gentianaeana and E.oblongana by its conspicuously white hindwings, although genital dissection is usually required for a positive identification.
Rough meadows and grassland, waysides, embankments, damp woods, boggy heaths and fens.
Recorded in 19 (7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in July 2019
Recorded date range (Adult): 08 May to 11 September