This species has a grey forewing with a narrow, reddish-brown and black striped central cross-band. This band has a double-toothed trailing edge on the outer edge of the wing. The amount of black and pinkish-red is quite variable.
Pupates in loose soil.
Grassland, moorland, low-lying woodland and hedgerows.
Recorded in 36 (13.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in August 2019
Recorded date range (Adult): 26 April to 26 September