This moth is grey with orange/yellow fringes and leading edge to wings. The female is slightly larger and browner. There is also an orange form (f. unicolor) and very dark form (f. plumbia).
Pupates in a crevice in tree bark.
Woodland, scrubland and chalky downland.
Recorded in 58 (21.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in August 2021
Recorded date range (Adult): 19 May to 15 September